VIDEO: Amal Clooney 'delighted' at prospect of prosecuting Assad


Prominent lawyer Amal Clooney says she would be 'delighted' to prosecute Syrian president for alleged war crimes

Amal Clooney is renowned for her work on influential human rights cases worldwide (AFP)
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Friday 23 September 2016 15:14 UTC

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney said she would be 'delighted' to prosecute Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, for war crimes and crimes against humanity

“If there is a prosecution of President Assad I would be delighted to work on it," she said.

“I think the UN has concluded that the Syrian government has committed crimes against humanity and war crimes.

“They’re not the only ones – there are other actors who have committed the same crimes.

“But I think there’s little doubt that that’s what we’re dealing with."