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Brexit: Amal Clooney resigns as a consultant to the GB government

2020-09-18T15:59:09.359Z

Amal Clooney, George's wife and a lawyer committed to the defense of human rights, resigns from her position as special emissary of the British Foreign Office for freedom of information in the world in protest against the bill presented by ... (ANSA)



(ANSA) - LONDON, SEPTEMBER 18 - Amal Clooney, George's wife and a lawyer committed to the defense of human rights, resigns from the post of special emissary of the British Foreign Office for freedom of information in the world to protest against the bill presented by the cabinet by BorisJohnson on post-Brexit which aims to change some obligations assumed with the EU in violation of international law.


    In a letter addressed today to the Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, Clooney recalls having accepted at the time the role offered to her by the Tory government to help promote respect in the various countries of the rules that protect the freedom of media, rules established precisely by "existing international law" . "I accepted because I believe in the importance of this cause and because I appreciated the significant role played by the UK in protecting the international legal order," she adds, noting however that she was "baffled" by the current government's decision to introduce a law. the Internal Market Bill, which by its own admission violates international law. "A" deplorable "violation, even if described as" specific and limited ", claims Amal, specifying that he has postponed his resignation until today pending an interview with Raab; interview during which he now affirms that he had "no reassurance on an imminent change of imposition" regarding the law. "Therefore - he concludes - I have no alternative but to give up the position". (ANSA).


Source: ansa

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