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Amal Clooney will represent victims of the Yazidi genocide, including ISIS survivor and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Nadia Murad, she said in a statement to Women in the World.

Clooney will represent women who were kidnapped, enslaved and raped by ISIS militants.

“The European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the U.S. government and the U.K. House of Commons have all recognized that there is a genocide being perpetrated by IS against the Yazidis in Iraq,” the statement reads. “How can it be that the most serious crimes known to humanity are being carried out before our eyes but are not being prosecuted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague?”

Clooney plans to seek an International Criminal Court investigation and prosecution of the crimes committed against Nadia Murad and the Yazidi community.

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