Former US Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton & Chancellor of the University, Mary Robinson
during an honorary degree ceremony at Trinity College Dublin
– 22nd June, 2018
Excuse you, Mary Robinson isn’t just the Chancellor of the University, she’s a former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner on human rights, she’s a lawyer who took the Irish government to court over gay rights and women’s rights. She was instrumental in ending the marriage bar, and the campaigns to allow access to contraception and for women to sit on juries. (Ireland in the 1970s was a pretty horrifying place). She was effectively forced to resign from the UN by the Bush administration, because of her forceful advocacy on human rights. She’s a national hero.
I imagine she and Hillary Clinton would have a LOT to talk about. (Good on Trinity for this).