Former Irish President and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson has been appointed head of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).
A ground-breaking leader, Mrs Robinson was the first woman to be President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997. Following this she worked as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights until 2002. She has since set up a non-governmental organisation, Realizing Rights, which advocates ethical globalisation.
Mrs Robinson has recently been on an ICJ panel overseeing a three-year inquiry on how counter-terrorism measures have impacted human rights.