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Amal Clooney: Don't Let ISIS Get Away With Genocide

"Justice is what the victims want..." Clooney said

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    Amal Clooney: Don't Let ISIS Get Away With Genocide
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    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, left, address a United Nations human rights meeting called "The Fight against Impunity for Atrocities: Bringing Da'esh [ISIS] to Justice," Thursday, March 9, 2017 at U.N. headquarters.

    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is urging Iraq and the world's nations not to let the Islamic State extremist group "get away with genocide."

    The wife of actor George Clooney, who represents victims of ISIS rapes and kidnappings, told a U.N. meeting Thursday that what's "shocking" is not just the group's brutality but the "passive" response by the world's nations to the campaign to investigate its crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice.

    She urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to send a letter to the U.N. Security Council so it can vote to set up an investigation into crimes by the group in Iraq.

    "Justice is what the victims want..." Clooney said, "but justice will be forever out of reach if we allow the evidence to disappear."

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