Amal Clooney: Trump proposals 'are violations of international human rights law'

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She may be married to a famous Hollywood leftie, but international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney — also known as Mrs. George Clooney — extended something of an olive branch to President-elect Donald Trump during her keynote speech at the Texas Conference for Women in Austin on Nov. 15.

"We have to hope for the best," she told the 7,000-plus attendees, sounding a note of optimism especially for her work representing women who have been enslaved and trafficked by ISIS as part of the ongoing Yazidi genocide. "The president-elect has said that fighting ISIS is actually a priority...; so it may be that there can be progress and obviously everyone has to respect the outcome of the democratic process here and we have to hope for the best."

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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, Clooney, 38, probably won't be sporting a "Make America Great Again" baseball cap anytime soon. She noted that "[Trump's comments] that there should be a religious test imposed on entering the U.S. or the fact that there should be state-sponsored torture or that families of suspected terrorists should all be killed — all of those things are violations of international human rights law and the values that underlie that."

America's reputation in the community of nations, she added, is at risk, and she already is hearing fear in the voices of her friends and contacts overseas. "I think there's some concern from abroad as to are these things actually going to happen, or is the U.S. going to lose some of the moral standing that it has internationally."

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Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal arrive at the Refugee Summit at the United Nations in New York September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal attend a CEO roundtable at the United Nations during the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
AUSTIN, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 15: Amal Clooney gives the keynote address during the 17th Annual Texas Conference For Women at the Austin Convention Center on November 15, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Amal Clooney seen out in Manhattan on September 22, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Host George Clooney (L) and lawyer Amal Clooney attend the MPTF 95th anniversary celebration with 'Hollywood's Night Under The Stars' at MPTF Wasserman Campus on October 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for MPTF)
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 worldâs 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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Clooney also offered some words on gender rights, calling on women to commit "everyday acts of feminism" and support one another in the workplace and beyond. "The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other, and this is something we can practice every day, no matter where we are and what we do. Women sticking up for other women, choosing to protect and celebrate each other, instead of competing or criticizing one another."

"Women's rights," she said, quoting Hillary Clinton, "are human rights. Holding back women is holding back half of every country in the world."

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Hilary Swank met with Ibtihaj Muhammad (first U.S. Olympic athlete to compete in a Hijab) this week at the Equinox 2016 High Performance Living Summit and the two talked about the performance of her gear! 

Amal Clooney gave the keynote address during the 17th Annual Texas Conference For Women in Austin, Texas, and spoke about the new president-elect, Donald Trump.

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June Ambrose and Maria Shriver posed for a pic together at the 2016 High Performance Living Summit at The Glasshouses in New York City, hosted by Equinox. The summit brought together women to talk about perseverance and celebrating the science behind performance. (Leandro Justen/BFA.com) 

Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg signs copies of her new book during the 17th Annual Texas Conference For Women and also gave a speech at the event. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)

Jenna Dewan-Tatum looked gorgeous at the charity event for Baby 2 Baby this week. 

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Model Miranda Kerr and her fiancé Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel got ready to open their check books at the Baby 2 Baby gala. 

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Power gals! Honest Company founder, Jessica Alba, honoree Jennifer Garner, and Kate Hudson all got cozy for a snap at the Baby 2 Baby gala. 

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Michelle Monaghan nailed her night out look with a dress that was absolutely blooming with red poppies. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Actors Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox and comedian Susie Essman attend the 2016 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's this week in order to raise money to find a cure for the disease. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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