Interview with Mary Robinson
31-03-2010 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 877
Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997), former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002) and current President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. As an academic (Trinity College Law Faculty), legislator and barrister, she has always sought to use law as an instrument for social change.
The interview was conducted in Geneva on 13 January 2010 by Toni Pfanner, Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross, and Deborah Casalin, Assistant Editor.