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Entertainment Amal Clooney Resigns From U.K. Envoy Role Over Government’s ‘Lamentable’ Brexit Bill

21:23  18 september  2020
21:23  18 september  2020 Source:   etcanada.com

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Amal Clooney resigned as the U . K .'s special envoy on media freedom on Friday. The human rights lawyer cited the government ' s recent proposal to pass the The bill would give the government power to override the EU’s role in oversight of trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the U . K .

Amal Clooney has stepped down as the Special Envoy on Media Freedom to the British Foreign Secretary, over the ' lamentable ' international law breach "Although the government has suggested that the violation of international law would be 'specific and limited,' it is lamentable for the U . K . to be

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High-profile human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has resigned from her position as the U.K.'s Special Envoy on Media Freedom.

Clooney, who is married to actor George, wrote a letter to U.K. foreign secretary Dominic Raab to submit her resignation, citing the government's intention to breach international law through the internal market bill as the main factor.

Clooney said it was "lamentable" that Boris Johnson was contemplating overriding the Brexit agreement he signed last year.

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Amal Clooney has exited her role as the UK ’ s special envoy on media freedom in protest. The 42-year-old human rights lawyer announced her What the bill is designed to do is to ensure barrier-free trade between the four U . K . nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after the Brexit

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has resigned from her position as the U . K .’ s special envoy on media freedom. Clooney ’ s decision is in protest against the U . K .’ s intention to pass the Internal Market Bill that is designed to ensure barrier-free trade between the four U . K . nations of England, Scotland

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She also pointed out she couldn't be telling others to "respect and enforce" legal obligations when the U.K. "declares it does not intend to do so itself."

The lawyer's resignation letter included, “I have been dismayed to learn that the government intends to pass legislation – the internal market bill – which, if enacted, would, by the government’s own admission, ‘break international law.'

“I was also concerned to note the position taken by the government that although it is an ‘established principle of international law that a state is obliged to discharge its treaty obligations in good faith,’ the U.K.’s ‘parliament is sovereign as a matter of domestic law and can pass legislation which is in breach of the U.K.’s treaty obligations.'

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Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Friday resigned her post as a UK envoy for media freedom, in protest at the government ' s ' lamentable ' On her appointment to the UK role in April 2019, Clooney had said she welcomed the opportunity to build on her legal defense of persecuted

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“Although the government has suggested that the intended violation of international law is ‘specific and limited,’ it is lamentable for the U.K. to be speaking of its intention to violate an international treaty signed by the prime minister less than a year ago.”

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Clooney added that, despite deferring her resignation until she'd discussed this matter with Raab directly, she insisted she was eventually left with no alternative.

Her letter continued, “I am disappointed to have to do so because I have always been proud of the U.K.’s reputation as a champion of the international legal order, and of the culture of fair play for which it is known. However, very sadly, it has now become untenable for me, as special envoy, to urge other states to respect and enforce international obligations while the U.K. declares that it does not intend to do so itself.”

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The human rights lawyer Amal Clooney says she is resigning as the UK ’s special envoy on media freedom over what she called the government ’ s “ lamentable ” suggestion that it could breach international law over the Brexit withdrawal agreement. She said it had made her role untenable.

Amal Clooney Quits Her Role as Special Envoy on Media Freedom to the British Government . Clooney continued, "Although the government has suggested that the violation of international law would be 'specific and limited,' it is lamentable for the U . K . to be speaking of its intention to violate an

Read the full letter, shared by Deadline, here.


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