Despite reports to the contrary, Amal Alamuddin will not be serving on the United Nations’ Gaza Human Rights Commission.
George Clooney‘s fiancé released the following statement regarding the recent news, and explained why she chose to turn down the position.
“There are various reports published today stating that I have been appointed as one of the three members of the UN Commission of Inquiry for Gaza. I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip, particularly the civilian causalities that have been caused, and strongly believe that there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes that have been committed.”
The British attorney continued, “I was contacted by the UN about this for the first time this morning. I am honoured to have received the offer, but given existing commitments—including eight ongoing cases—unfortunately could not accept this role.
“I wish my colleagues who will serve on the commission courage and strength in their endeavours.”
Aside from Alamuddin’s hectic work schedule, she’s obviously been busy planning her upcoming nuptials to the Hollywood star.
The engaged duo have been spotted spending quality time together recently at Clooney’s estate in Lake Como, and just obtained their marriage license in London last week.
A picture taken of a notice of their intent to wed was posted outside of Chelsea Old Town Hall, and was first obtained by Dlisted.
The public posting is a legal requirement when the future marriage involves citizens of the European Union, such as Alamuddin.