Mary Robinson Quotes

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Mary Robinson Quotes

The fossil-fuel-based development model has not benefitted all people and those who have benefitted least are now suffering great harm in the face of climate change.
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In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom.

— Mary Robinson

Human rights are inscribed in the hearts of people; they were there long before lawmakers drafted their first proclamation.

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The changing climate is a threat to human rights.

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I was elected by the women of Ireland, who instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the system.

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The fossil-fuel-based development model has not benefitted all people and those who have benefitted least are now suffering great harm in the face of climate change.

— Mary Robinson

A culture is not an abstract thing. It is a living, evolving process. The aim is to push beyond standard-setting and asserting human rights to make those standards a living reality for people everywhere.

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There's a worldwide linking of environmental activists, developmental experts and human rights advocates. And they're using the two frameworks, in particular environmental standards and human rights.

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Climate change is the greatest threat to human rights in the 21st century.

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As Elders we have great respect for all religions and traditions as important forces that bind people together. Faith and tradition provide much of the foundation of our laws and social codes. But where religion and tradition are used to justify discrimination and especially when they are used to justify cruel and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation, infanticide and child marriage, then we believe that is unacceptable.

— Mary Robinson

It is necessary to ensure that the requirement to combat terrorism is not used to clamp down on freedom of expression, legitimate dissent, freedom of association and so on.

— Mary Robinson

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