Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney brought her sartorial style to the International Government Communications Forum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on Sunday. She looked chic, elegant and at the same time business-like in a Stella McCartney dress. She told the audience in the Middle East that governments around the world should be vocal, consistent, principled and transparent about human rights.

Amal was speaking at the opening of a government communications summit in the UAE. She was one of the five guest of honor at the annual event, which included the ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. The 38-year-old British-Lebanese lawyer drew on her expertize as an  international advocate and human rights activist. She underlined how respect for international law can contribute to improving the image of nations globally.

The style icon as usual looked chic in a dress by British designer Stella McCartney. Amal opted for the Petra dress which featured floral designs in black, white and green. The form-fitting stretch cady dress had small poppy prints.

Amal’s dress was cinched in at the waist with an elastic band in black and gold stripes. The dress also had short sleeves, high neck and concealed zip fastening. The barrister showed off her toned arms and legs in the spring-inspired number.

She accessorized with a pair of delicate drop pearl earrings. Her make-up was flawless and consisted of black eyeliner and mascara. She also wore her signature dark red lipstick.

Her long brunette tresses were left loose over her shoulders in her trademark glossy blowout. Her hair was styled in loose curls and kept in a side part. “The first piece of advice I would have from my experience is that governments need to be vocal about human rights,” Amal said.

Married to Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, she said that Arab countries were facing “an unprecedented human rights crisis.” She urged that criticism of ruling systems be met with dialogue, not prison terms, and that protests be met with “crowd control,” not bullets.