New York Official Uses Investment Power to Promote Human Rights Patrick Doherty recalls one of many St. Patrick’s Day parties on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where his parents met, and his grandparents still lived when he was young.“The parade in those days ended at 96th Street. So, each year my grandmother basically invited the whole parade back to their apartment,” … [Read more...] about Hall of Fame: Patrick Doherty, The New York Official Who Uses Investment Power to Promote Human Rights.
On Tuesday, November 6th, Former president of Ireland and UN Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson delivered the Inaugural Senator George J. Mitchell Annual Peace Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Serving from 1990–1997, Robinson was the first female president of Ireland and now works to secure global justice for vulnerable people across the world, with a commitment … [Read more...] about Mary Robinson
Gives Peace Lecture
In April, Ireland was elected to the UN Commission on the Status of Women for the first time during its U.N. membership. Charles Flanagan, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade said at the time that Ireland “will use this opportunity to strengthen the Commission’s role and to build on our international engagement on the full realization of the rights of women and … [Read more...] about Ireland Elected to U.N. Commission on the Status of Women for First Time
Brian Dooley writes about Irish-trained doctors imprisoned for treating protesters. Ask most people what they know about Bahrain and chances are it won’t be much – the smallest country in the Middle East is known a bit for being on the Grand Prix circuit and for its pearl industry. In the last few years it has also gained a reputation as the place where the government … [Read more...] about The Trouble in Bahrain
After her surprise announcement that she will step down from her position as UN High Commissioner on Human Rights when her four-year term expires this September, Mary Robinson has now agreed to remain in the post for one more year. "The secretary General prevailed on me to change my mind," she admitted, but it was letters and E-mails from human rights activists around the world … [Read more...] about Robinson to Stay at UN