In her current position as a barrister in London (Bar of England & Wales, Inner Temple) Alamuddin has represented clients in cases before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in domestic courts in the U.K. and the U.S.. Alamuddin has also represented controversial Wikileaks founderJulian Assange in extradition proceedings in the U.K. and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuila Tymonshenko before the European Court of Human Rights. Amal previously served as legal adviser to the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and as legal adviser to the head of UNIIIC in Beirut.
In addition to individual clients Alamuddin has provided advice to governments on matters related to international law and is an appointed member of a variety of United Nations commissions, including serving as Counsel to the inquiry into the use of drones in counterterrorism operations, led by U.N. Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson QC. She is an appointed adviser to Kofi Annan, the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League on Syria, and she is the legal adviser to the head of the U.N. commission investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri and other terrorist attacks in Lebanon.
Alamuddin is also a scholar, she co-edited the book The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice. The book examines the law and procedure of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the first international court created in response to a terrorist act, the tribunal was established to try those responsible for the 2005 assassination of Rafic Hariri. She also co-authored an article in the prestigious Journal of International Criminal Justice in which she and her co-authorexamined the expansion of the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over the use of prohibited weapons in international armed conflicts (expanding jurisdiction to their use in internal armed conflicts). In their words, “The amendment sends a signal that individuals should be held accountable for using certain prohibited weapons regardless of the scope of the armed conflict.” In a chapter she wrote for the book Contemporary Challenges for the International Criminal Court she examined the role of the U.N. SecurityCouncil in starting and stopping cases at the International Criminal Court, that book featured a bevy of prominent international criminal law scholars including M. Cherif Bassiouni, Mark Ellis, and William Schabas.
In addition to her writing, Alamuddin has served as a guest lecturer on international criminal law at SOAS (University of London), The New School in New York, The Hague Academy of International Law, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Source: forbes.com by Greg McNeal