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Irish ex-president Robinson to head jurists' body

Irish ex-president Robinson to head jurists' body

The International Commission of Jurists says former Irish President Mary Robinson has been appointed to head the renowned body.
The Geneva-based commission says Robinson will succeed outgoing President Justice Arthur Chaskalson in leading the commission, which promotes the rule of law around the world.
She was president of Ireland for seven years before she served as U.N. high commissioner for human rights from 1997 to 2002.
Robinson has worked as a legal scholar in Ireland and England.
As a member of the jurists' commission, Robinson has studied the impact of counterterrorism on human rights.
The body is made up of 60 eminent jurists from around the world.