British lawyer Amal Clooney was chosen on Friday to be one of 17 special advisers to the new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
Clooney has appointed a special counsel for Sudan’s Darfur region, where prosecutors allege that government forces and armed groups linked to al-Bashir’s regime carried out a campaign of genocide.
Other consultants focus on files including crimes against children, sexual persecution, sexual violence and slavery.
“I am pleased to welcome such an outstanding group of experts, and I am grateful for their willingness to serve as my special advisors,” the new ICC prosecutor, Karim Khan, said in a statement.
“I have no doubt that with their tremendous experience and deeply admirable qualifications, they will contribute significantly to the work of the Tribunal and the cause of international criminal justice,” Khan was quoted by The Associated Press as saying.
Amal Clooney recently assumed the task of representing one hundred and twenty-six survivors of crimes committed in Darfur, in one of the cases referred to a leader of the Janjaweed forces backed by the former Sudanese government.