Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights

Ms Clooney stood before Europe's top human rights court to represent Armenia

Heather Saul
Wednesday 28 January 2015 15:55
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Geoffrey Robertson, right, a member of a legal team representing Armenia, takes his seat with his colleague Amal Clooney as they arrive at the European Court of Human rights
Geoffrey Robertson, right, a member of a legal team representing Armenia, takes his seat with his colleague Amal Clooney as they arrive at the European Court of Human rights

Amal Clooney, the renowned human rights lawyer, gave an excellent response to a journalist who asked her about speculation surrounding her fashion choices as she appeared in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg today.

Ms Clooney stood before Europe's top human rights court to represent Armenia in their case against Doğu Perinçek, the leader of the Turkish Workers’ Party.

Perinçek was convicted of denying the 1915 Armenian genocide in 2007. Ms Clooney is arguing on an appeal before the ECHR, which ruled in favour of the man, Dogu Perincek, in December 2013.

Perincek claimed his right to free speech was violated when Swiss courts convicted him of denying the genocide.

Ms Clooney’s arrival in Brussels’ saw some media outlets focus on her choice of clothing, particularly the “vibrant” red coat she was spotted wearing for her flight out of the US.

The Telegraph’s Brussel’s correspondent addressed the conjecture over her wardrobe, to which Ms Clooney pointed at her black robes and reportedly replied: “I'm wearing Ede & Ravenscroft".

Graduates and judiciary might be familiar with the tailors, who supply gowns hoods and hats for academic and legal occasions.

Ms Clooney wed actor George Clooney in Venice in 2014.

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