British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has been named as one of 17 special advisers to the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Other advisers focus on topics including crimes against children, gender persecution, sexual violence and slavery.
“I am delighted to welcome such an outstanding group of experts and I am grateful for their willingness to serve as my Special Advisers,” Prosecutor Karim Khan said in a statement. “I have no doubt that with their enormous experience and hugely impressive credentials, they will significantly contribute to the work of the Office and the cause of international criminal justice.”
Clooney recently served as a legal representative for 126 survivors of crimes committed in Darfur, in a case against a leader of the government-backed Janjaweed militia.