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Gaza probe 'operational' without Clooney's fiancee

Alamuddin, who is engaged to marry George Clooney, decided she couldn't accept the role a few hours after she was appointed as one of three commissioners who presides over the U.N. Human Rights Council

AP, Friday 15 Aug 2014
Amal Alamuddin
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The president of the U.N. top human rights body says the commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza is "operational" despite the decision by British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin to pull out of the panel.

Alamuddin, who is engaged to marry George Clooney, decided she couldn't accept the role a few hours after she was appointed as one of three commissioners, said Gabon Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella, who presides over the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Alamuddin, an expert on human rights, was among a number of people that Ndong Ella approached as potential candidates, he said Tuesday, adding that he will later decide "on how best to support and strengthen" the commission.

Ella said he regrets the commission will not benefit from Alamuddin's expertise in the field.

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