Annual International Human Rights Lecture

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April 2017

The Mary Robinson Centre, Ireland’s first Presidential Library, will soon hold its signature annual event, the International Human Rights Lecture, delivered this year by former US Senator George Mitchell.

The event will take place on Thursday 27th April,at 2pm, in St. Patrick’s Church, Convent Hill in Ballina.

Former US Senator Mitchell served as a Special Advisor to President Clinton on Ireland and from 1996 to 2000 he served as the Independent Chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks. 

Under his leadership, the Good Friday Agreement was completed by the Irish and UK Governments and the political parties of Northern Ireland. For his service in Northern Ireland, Senator Mitchell received numerous awards and honours.

Senator Mitchell served as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2009 to 2011 and in 2008 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential persons in the world. 

As Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson said it will be extraordinary to hear his reflections and unique insights on the importance of peace to the establishment and development of human rights in Ireland and all over the world.

Admission is free, but booking is essential at Mary Robinson Centre