Amal Clooney says husband George worried about her safety when taking ISIS leaders to trial

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Amal and George Clooney are on the same page when it comes to her sometimes dangerous work as a human rights attorney.

The 38-year-old glamorous Oxford graduate recently gave a rare televised interview in which she discussed representing Nadia Murad -- a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who was sold as a sex slave to an ISIS commander -- in an International Criminal Court. Amal is making the legal case to world leaders and diplomats for taking ISIS to court for genocide.

Obviously, the high-profile nature of the case is an aspect of her work that she and George don't take lightly.

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"You know, this is something I discussed with my husband before I took on something like this," Amal tells NBC News' Cynthia McFadden. "We did discuss it, and we are aware of some of the risks involved, of course."

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Lawyers representing Armenia, Amal Clooney (2nd R) and Geoffrey Robertson (R), arrive on January 28, 2015 for the start of the appeal hearing in Perincek case before the European Court of Human Rights in the eastern French city of the Strasbourg. Turkish politician Dogu Perincek from the Left-wing Turkish Workers Party, was found guilty by a Swiss court in 2008 of denying, during a visit to Switzerland, that the 1915 genocide, in which up to 1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered, ever took place. Perincek was fined by a court in Switzerland. He appealed to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, which ruled in Dec 2013 that Switzerland had violated his right to free expression. His appeal is now being challenged by Armenia. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Lawyer representing Armenia, Amal Clooney, waits on January 28, 2015 for the start of the appeal hearing in Perincek case before the European Court of Human Rights in the eastern French city of the Strasbourg. Turkish politician Dogu Perincek from the Left-wing Turkish Workers Party, was found guilty by a Swiss court in 2008 of denying, during a visit to Switzerland, that the 1915 genocide, in which up to 1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered, ever took place. Perincek was fined by a court in Switzerland. He appealed to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, which ruled in Dec 2013 that Switzerland had violated his right to free expression. His appeal is now being challenged by Armenia. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Lawyer Amal Clooney (L) and Laila Ali, wife of Mohamed Nasheed, listen to questions during a press conference at the National Press Club April 30, 2015 in Washington, DC, about attempts to get Ali's husband Nasheed released from prison. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Lawyer Amal Clooney takes her seat for a press conference at the National Press Club April 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. Laila Ali wife of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed spoke about attempts to get her husband released from prison. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Amal Clooney, a member of a legal team representing Armenia, takes a break at the European Court of Human rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Amal Clooney, the wife of George Clooney, is among the lawyers arguing at the European Court of Human Rights against a Turkish man convicted in Switzerland for denying the 1915 Armenian genocide. Armenia, which argues that denying the genocide should be a crime as denying the Holocaust is in many European countries, is challenging a decision that ruled the man’s right to free expression was violated. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)
ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 15: Amal Alamuddin Clooney (C) is guided by minister of Culture and Sports Konstantinos Tasoulas (R) and president of the Acropolis museum Dimitris Pantermalis during a visit at the Parthenon hall inside the museum in Athens on October 15, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin Clooney who recently married George Clooney is visiting Athens as part of a team advising the government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles. (Photo by Yorgos Karahalis - Pool/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 15: Amal Alamuddin Clooney (C) listens to minister of Culture and Sports Konstantinos Tasoulas (L) as president of the Acropolis museum Dimitris Pantermalis looks on, during a visit at the Parthenon hall inside the museum in Athens on October 15, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin Clooney who recently married George Clooney is visiting Athens as part of a team advising the government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles. (Photo by Yorgos Karahalis - Pool/Getty Images)
Lawyer Amal Clooney attends a press conference at the National Press Club April 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. Laila Ali wife of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed spoke about attempts to get her husband released from prison. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney (C), head of Doughty Street Chambers Geoffrey Robertson (R) and archaeologist David Hill (L), head of the International Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, arrive at the Greek ministry of culture and sports in Athens on October 14, 2014. A team of British lawyers, including newlywed Amal Alamuddin Clooney, are visiting Athens to advise the Greek government on Britain's possible restitution of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. The marble sculptures, taken from the Parthenon by diplomat Lord Elgin in 1803 and currently housed in the British Museum, have been a bone of contention between the British and Greek governments for decades. AFP PHOTO/ LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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)
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)
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Still, she says the A-list actor understands why she wanted to take on such an important case.

"He met Nadia too, and I think he was moved for the same reasons," Amal shares. "And he understood. I mean, this is my work."

Amal clearly feels passionate about representing Nadia, who she says represents hope and a voice for other survivors.

"I can't image anything worse being done to one human to another," Amal says about her client's harrowing experience of abuse. "I just met her and I thought, 'I can't walk away from this.' ... I think what she's doing is amazing."

Of course, George's support should come as no surprise, given his outspoken involvement in politics. In March, the couple shined a spotlight on the refugee crisis in Syria when they sat down with three refugee families to hear their stories in Berlin.

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Last May, the Hail Caesar! actor gushed about his stunning and accomplished wife during a candid sit-down with ET.

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney leave at the end of 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the 'Money Monster' Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - 2016/05/12: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the screening of 'Money Monster' at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. (Photo by Elyxandro Cegarra/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: George Clooney and his wife Amal attend the 'Hail, Caesar!' premiere during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the 'Hail, Caesar!' premiere during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Amal Clooney and actor George Clooney arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Clooney arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
George Clooney, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, waves from a water-taxi after leaving the city hall in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin arrives at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass May 4, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin arrive at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museums latest exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass May 4, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney arrive on the red carpet for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 11, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO/MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney and British lawyer Amal Alamuddin leave the palazzo Ca Farsetti on September 29, 2014 in Venice, after a civil ceremony to officialise their wedding. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Clooney arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
George Clooney is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they leave the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, right, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, right, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world's most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney leave at the end of 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - 2016/05/12: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the screening of 'Money Monster' at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. (Photo by Elyxandro Cegarra/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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"I'm always very proud of her when I see her speaking at the International Court of Appeals in Strasbourg, you know, with her robe on," he admitted. "It's very impressive."

"She's an amazing human being," he also said when asked why he fell in love with Amal. "And she's caring. And she also happens to be one of the smartest people I've ever met. And she's got a great sense of humor. There's a number of reasons why."

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