British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who is married to Hollywood icon George Clooney , says she is looking forward to her trip to India and is eager to initiate a dialogue on human rights and freedom of expression in the country.
Amal, who specialises in international law and human rights, is coming to India to be a part of India Today Conclave 2016 here later this week. She will present the closing argument on the right to dissent and free speech in repressive regimes.
“I am thrilled to be returning to India, and to be participating in the Conclave with such a distinguished group of professionals. I look forward to a fruitful and timely discussion on human rights and freedom of expression in India today,” Amal said in a statement.
The discussion comes at a time when India is seeing a debate on intolerance and freedom of speech and expression.
In February, George and Amal visited Germany and met a Syrian mother Mona and her 11-year-old daughter Joudi following their sit-down with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The duo solemnly listened to her story as she explained why she needed to escape strife-torn Syria, reports aceshowbiz.com.
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George and Amal also met two other Syrian families. “It was an honour to meet three Syrian families whose lives have been shattered by war and inspiring to learn that the people of Germany are helping them put their lives back together,” George said.