Clooney's fiancee to serve on Gaza rights probe

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Clooney's fiancee to serve on Gaza rights probe
FILE - The June 12, 2014 file photo shows Amal Alamuddin, human rights lawyer and fiancee of US actor George Clooney, as she attends the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London. Alamuddin has been chosen for the U.N.'s three-member commission of inquiry looking into possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza, United Nations Human Rights Council said Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
Amal Alamuddin, human rights lawyer and fiancee of US actor George Clooney attends the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Summit welcomes governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, Faith leaders, and representatives from international organizations across the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Amal Alamuddin is seen outside her hotel on March 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Amal Alamuddin is seen outside her hotel on March 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: Amal Alamuddin leaving Berners Tavern restaurant on October 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
Lawyer Amal Alamuddin is pictured during a press conference in London on November 5, 2012. The British law firm that employs George Clooney's girlfriend Amal Alamuddin confirmed on Monday April 28, 2014, that the couple were engaged and offered its congratulations. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Lawyer Amal Alamuddin is pictured during a press conference in London on November 5, 2012. The British law firm that employs George Clooney's girlfriend Amal Alamuddin confirmed on Monday April 28, 2014, that the couple were engaged and offered its congratulations. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, C, Leaves Britain's Royal Courts Of Justice with lawyer Amal Alamuddin After His Extradition Appeal Was Heard In Central London, Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Assange Is Fighting Extradition To Sweden On The Grounds That The Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Laid Against Him There Don'T Amount To A Crime. Assange'S Repeated Disclosures Of Classified U.S. Documents Have Infuriated The Pentagon And Energized Critics Of American Foreign Policy, But Allegations That The 40-Year-Old Australian Molested Two Women During A Trip To Scandinavia Last Year Have Tarnished His Reputation And Cast A Shadow Over His Future. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)
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GENEVA (AP) - British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who is engaged to marry George Clooney, has been chosen for the U.N.'s three-member commission of inquiry looking into possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza.

Alamuddin is a London-based international law specialist and former legal adviser to the prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

The U.N.'s top human rights body says she will serve alongside Doudou Diene of Senegal, a lawyer who has filled U.N. posts on racism and human rights in Ivory Coast, and Canada's William Schabas, an international law professor at Middlesex University in London, who will chair the commission.

The appointments were announced Monday by Gabon Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella, who is president of the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council.

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