Amal Clooney is determined to take ISIS commanders to court. The human rights lawyer's latest client is Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old woman of the Yazidi religious minority in Iraq, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2014 and held as a sex slave.
"I can't imagine anything worse being done by one human to
another," Clooney told NBC News. "I think the international community should be ashamed that they haven't done more for the Yazidis."
More than 5,000 Yazidi people have been killed by ISIS, according to a recent United Nations inquiry quoted by NBC News.
Clooney wants to take ISIS to trial over human trafficking and genocide.
"Victims have all said they actually want their day in court," Clooney said. "It's not going to be easy, but we're working on multiple fronts. One of the ways to take action against [ISIS] is to expose their brutality and their corruption and, partly, you can do that through trials."
Clooney said before taking on the case, she talked to her husband, George Clooney, about the risks.
"This is something I discussed with my husband. We did discuss it and we are aware in some of the risks involved," she said." He met Nadia, too, and I think he was moved for the same reasons and he understood. I mean this is my work." She added, "I don't think anyone can feel they're being courageous compared to what Nadia is doing."
Murad said through a translator, " Yes, I put my own life at risk, but I don't have a life without giving hope to other victims."
Via Harper's Bazaar US