Clooney's heading to India, but not George: Human rights lawyer Amal to discuss freedom of expression on 18 March


Mar,16 2016 12:52:55 IST

New Delhi: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, married to Hollywood icon George Clooney, is slated to visit India this week to speak at a conclave in Delhi. She looks forward to her trip to India and is eager to initiate a dialogue on human rights and freedom of expression in the country, according to reports.

A file photo of Amal Clooney. Reuters

A file photo of Amal Clooney. Reuters

Amal, who specialises in international law and human rights and will present the closing argument on the right to dissent and free speech in repressive regimes.

"I am thrilled to be returning to India, and to be participating in the conclave with such a distinguished group of professionals. I look forward to a fruitful and timely discussion on human rights and freedom of expression in India today," Amal said in a statement.

The discussion comes at a time when debates on intolerance and freedom of speech are very frequent in India.

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, who walked out of jail recently after his legal troubles over possession of an assault rifle, will also open up on the 'hard road to freedom' at the two-day conclave, which begins on Thursday. Amal will be a present on the second day.

The conclave will also feature a number of sports persons, like Abhinav Bindra, MC Mary Kom and Gopichand Pullela, while from the cinema world, famed poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar and his wife, renowned actor Shabana Azmi, as well as comedian-writer Varun Grover will talk.


Updated Date: Mar 16, 2016 13:20 PM