Amal specialises in international law, human rights, criminal
law and extradition. In the UK she has defended clients in the
Magistrates Court and Crown Court and has represented clients in both
Part 1 and Part 2 extradition cases. In 2011 Amal was part of the team
of barristers representing Julian Assange in resisting an extradition
request by Sweden. She is currently also engaged in advisory and
fact-finding work related to human rights in the Middle East region.
This includes advising the Royal Court of Bahrain on institutional and
legal reforms to ensure compliance with international human rights; work
as the Rapporteur of the International Bar Asssociation Human Rights
Institute in Cairo; and advice to an NGO regarding the obligations of
Libya to cooperate with the International Criminal Court proceedings in
respect of Saif Al Islam Gaddafi. She is also part of the legal team
representing the government of Cambodia in a case involving a
territorial dispute with Thailand at the International Court of Justice
in The Hague. She has previously worked as a legal adviser to judges at
the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and as senior legal adviser to the
prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Called 2010, Inner Temple.
International Bar Association; International Law Association;
British Institute of International and Comparative Law; International
Human Rights Lawyers Association; Bar Human Rights Committee; Chatham
Oxford University (St Hugh’s College) (BA, Jurisprudence); New York University School of Law (LLM).