Amal Clooney Calls Trump’s Ideas ‘Violations of International Human Rights’

Ford Springer | Contributor

Amal Clooney, the wife of actor George Clooney, said that Donald Trump’s statements in regards to immigration and the fight against terror are “violations of international human rights law.”

The international human rights lawyer reprimanded some of the president-elect’s rhetoric during her keynote speech at the Texas Conference for Women in Austin, Texas on Tuesday.

Actor George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney attend a Leaders Summit for Refugees during the United Nations 71st session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo by Peter Foley - Pool/Getty Images)

Actor George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney attend a Leaders Summit for Refugees during the United Nations 71st session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo by Peter Foley – Pool/Getty Images)

Clooney specifically condemned Trump’s comments “that there should be a religious test imposed on entering the U.S. or the fact that there should be state-sponsored torture or that families of suspected terrorists should all be killed.” Clooney called all of those ideas “violations of international human rights law and the values that underlie that.”

“I think there’s some concern from abroad as to are these things actually going to happen,” Clooney continued, “or is the U.S. going to lose some of the moral standing that it has internationally.”

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney addresses the Texas Conference for Women. (Photo credit: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney addresses the Texas Conference for Women. (Photo credit: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Although Clooney made it clear she doesn’t agree with many of Donald Trump’s ideas, she said “we have to hope for the best and then noted his determination to defeat ISIS as a positive note.”

Clooney has represented women who were enslaved and trafficked by the terrorist group and found defeating the organization to be one thing she could agree with Trump.

“The president-elect has said that fighting ISIS is actually a priority… so it may be that there can be progress and obviously everyone has to respect the outcome of the democratic process here and we have to hope for the best.”

Ford Springer

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