Cairo should have listened to Amal Clooney last year when she recommended judicial reforms. Now she’s representing a jailed Al Jazeera journalist. Things could get ugly.
PARIS—When Amal Clooney was still known as Amal Alamuddin, and her fame was limited mainly to matters of international law and human rights, she put together a report on Egypt’s brutally politicized judiciary that recommended major changes in the way it operated.
The document, published last February by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (PDF), was cool and analytical, and, as a result, all the more damning.