There has been quite a bit of chatter about Amal Clooney鈥檚 famous actor husband getting all the attention when Amal鈥檚 work as a human rights lawyer really should be what takes center stage. But today on BBC News, Amal told reporter Fiona Bruce that she doesn鈥檛 mind the attention he gets 鈥 because it helps bring attention to the causes she鈥檚 championing.

鈥淚 think if there are more people who now understand what鈥檚 happening about the Yazidis and ISIS,鈥 she said, 鈥渁nd if there can be some action that results from that, that can help those clients, then I think it鈥檚 a really good thing to give that case the extra publicity that it may get.鈥

Amal is representing Nadia Murad, a survivor of ISIS and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. It鈥檚 a landmark case because Nadia is acting on behalf of thousands of Iraqi Yazidis who are being enslaved, raped, and murdered by ISIS. According to a 2014 UN report, more than 5,000 men have been killed and over 7,000 women have been held captive, solely because of their religious beliefs. Nadia was tortured, raped, and beaten while she was held prisoner by the terrorist group in 2014. Now she鈥檚 joined forces with Amal to raise awareness about such human rights violations, and to urge the International Criminal Court to prosecute the crimes committed by ISIS commanders. (Nadia has also launched a public initiative on behalf of female genocide victims called I鈥檓 With Nadia.)

In September, Amal appeared on NBCNews to draw attention to Nadia鈥檚 plight, voicing her opinion on the matter in no uncertain terms. 鈥淚 think the international community should be ashamed that they haven鈥檛 done more for the Yazidis.鈥

When asked for her husband鈥檚 take on the matter, Amal responded without missing a beat.

鈥淗e met Nadia too, and I think he was moved for the same reason,鈥 she said. 鈥淗e understood I have spent my career working on international justice and this is a clear case of genocide and genocide that鈥檚 gone completely unaddressed and ignored.鈥

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