Mary Robinson: Human Rights Strategies in the 21st Century

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Presidential Lecturer


President Robinson will be drawing on the work of Realizing Rights in the areas of corporate responsibility and the right to health, decent work, and climate justice.

Mary Robinson is the President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. She served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002 and as President of Ireland from 1990-1997. She is a member of the Elders. She is co-founder and former Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders and Vice President of the Club of Madrid. She is Honorary President of Oxfam International and is Patron of the International Community of Women Living with AIDS (ICW). She is chair of the GAVI Alliance. She is President of the International Commission of Jurists. She is a professor of practice at Columbia University and member of the Advisory Board of the Earth Institute and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She serves as Chancellor of Dublin University.