GEORGE CLOONEY'S high-flying wife should be appointed to the House of Lords, her mentor claims.

Amal Clooney, a top human rights lawyer, was tipped to become a peer by Baroness Helena Kennedy.

 Amal Clooney, pictured with husband George, has been tipped to join the House of Lords

Lady Kennedy is a senior barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, where Mrs Clooney, 39, has worked for seven years.

She suggested that her colleague would make a good member of the Lords because of her "special expertise" in human rights.

Lady Kennedy, a Labour peer, told the Daily Mail: "Amal would be a great baroness. She’s an incredibly bright woman.

"The only justification for being appointed to the second chamber is if you can bring to it special expertise, and that can be of all different kinds. And Amal certainly has expertise."

 Helena Kennedy, a Labour peer, said Mrs Clooney should join her in the Lords

Mrs Clooney, who was born in Lebanon but moved to Britain as a toddler, has been involved in several high-profile human rights cases.

She represented WikiLeaks fugitive Julian Assange and has also acted on behalf of ISIS victims seeking to hold the terrorists to account.

The lawyer has also worked with the Greek government in a bid to force the British Museum to hand over the Elgin Marbles.

 Mrs Clooney previously represented WikiLeaks founder Julian assange

But Mrs Clooney has so far stayed out of party politics.

Lady Kennedy suggested that if Amal is going to join the Lords she might want to wait until her twin babies Alexandra and Ella are a bit older.

Mrs Clooney, who was educated at Oxford and New York University, married Hollywood star George in 2014.


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