Amal Clooney's Super-Impressive Law Career: A Timeline of The Human Rights Barrister's Legal Cases

From representing ousted Prime Ministers to detained journalists

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It's well known that is a high-achieving, hugely successful human rights barrister.

Ever since she was catapulted from inner legal circles to the mainstream world of pop culture, as she - and subsequently and - , examples of all the incredible things she's achieved, career wise, were brought to the forefront.

For instance, cast your minds back to the , when hosts Tina Fey and even used her wealth of expertise and experience in their

'Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip, so tonight her husband is getting a Fashiontime Achievement Award,' which was met with laughter and applause by George while Amal looked slightly bashful.

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The barrister is extremely busy; it seems like every month it's announced that Clooney is working on a new case or cause.

So, we've compiled a handy guide - beginning with the most recent - of some of the most impactful

2019: Amal Clooney Calls Out Donald Trump's Attitude To Journalists

As part of her role as a Special Envoy on Media Freedom to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Amal delivers a speech where she criticises President Donald Trump's 'vilification' of the media.

'The country of James Madison [former US president and Founding Father of the country] has a leader today who vilifies the media, making honest journalists all over the world more vulnerable to abuse,' she said in the speech.

As of yet, Trump has not responded to Amal's remarks.

The barrister was speaking alongside Jeremy Hunt at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London. She also criticised 'world leaders' for failing to do more about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year.

2019: Amal Clooney Supports Filipino Journalist

Clooney's law firm, , announces she will become co-counsel to award-winning journalist Maria Ressa, and lead the client's international legal team.

Ressa runs the news site Rappler, based in the Philippines, which is now facing charges under the leadership of the country's president Rodrigo Duterte. She has accused the government of using the charges against her to silence the media.

'Maria Ressa is a courageous journalist who is being persecuted for reporting the news and standing up to human rights abuses,' Clooney said in a statement. 'We will pursue all available legal remedies to vindicate her rights and defend press freedom and the rule of law in the Philippines.'

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2018 - May 2019: Amal Clooney Represents Reuters Journalists

After two journalists reporting for global news agency Reuters were detained in Myanmar, while reporting on the treatment of Rohingya muslims, Amal Clooney comes on board to join their legal team.

Fast forward to 7 May 2019 and the two journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo - who at this point had been in prison for more than 500 days - are released.

'It has been an honour to represent Reuters and the two journalists in this case and I hope that their release signals a renewed commitment to press freedom in Maynmar,' Clooney .

In between starting on and resolving the case, the UK government appoint Amal Clooney as a Special Envoy on Media Freedom to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

2017: Amal Clooney Begins Proceedings To Charge Isis With Genocide Crimes

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Clooney teams up with winner- who survived being kidnapped, held as a slave and repeatedly raped by Isis when they invaded her Northern Iraqi village - to bring her perpetrators to justice.

The two appear in front of the United Nations to argue their cause and the UN council adopts a resolution to investigate Isis and collect evidence of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

In May, means there are now 'proper security issues' that affect their family.

'My wife is taking the first case against Isis to court, so we have plenty of issues - real, proper security issues - that we have to deal with on a fairly daily basis,' he told . 'We don't really want our kids to be targets so we have to pay attention to that.'

2015: Amal Clooney Represents Former President Of The Maldives

When the Maldives' first democratically appointed president Mohamed Nasheed is imprisoned for 13 years, Clooney urges for his immediate release, arguing that the jailing is 'politically motivated'.

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In 2016, Nasheed is granted political asylum in the UK .

2015: Amal Clooney Fights For The Elgin Marbles To Be Returned To Greece

When Greece wants the Elgin Marbles - classical Greek sculptures which originally were part of the Parthenon and other ancient buildings in Athens - back from the British Museum in Manchester they turn to Clooney.

The complex case has still not been resolved with both the UK and Greece arguing that they should be kept in each respective country, Clooney is no longer part of the legal team.

2015: Amal Clooney Becomes A University Lecturer

The barrister becomes a Visiting Professor, teaching human rights law, at the prestigious Columbia Law School in New York.

2014: Amal Clooney Represents Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

Tymoshenko was Prime Minister of the country from 2007 to 2010, before she is convicted of fraud and abuse of charges power in 2011 and sentenced to seven years in prison - on charges some considered to be politically motivated.

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She is released in 2014 and runs for election again both that year and in 2019, coming second and third.

2014: Amal Clooney Joins TaskForce To End Sexual Violence In War Zones

The barrister is asked by former Foreign Secretary William Hague to join a group to advise on how to combat sexual violence being used as a weapon in war zones. She also joins Angelina Jolie at a London summit to campaign on the issue.

2012: Amal Clooney Becomes An Advisor To Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006, he later takes up a role as a UN and Arab League Envoy to Syria in 2012 - where Amal is appointed his senior advisor.

Now, that's a seriously impressive CV.

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