Friday, December 10, 2010

Bianca Jagger - Another Honorary Doctorate

She truly amazes me.  Bianca was recently at the British Fashion Awards as a presenter and she looked more beautiful than ever.  I think she lost weight.  Probably had some work done.  At East London College, Bianca received an Honorary Degree in Human Rights:

"Doctorate honour for human rights champion Jagger

By Kay Lockett on December 9, 2010 10:54 AM |

AA-Dec9-BiancaJaggerWEB.jpgA forthright champion of human rights across the world, Bianca Jagger was conferred with an honorary doctorate from the University of East London last week. The ex-wife of Rolling Stone Mick, has led the charge on a vast number of campaigns in countries from her native Nicaragua to Bosnia, from Iraq to India, often putting her own safety on the line.
She has campaigned in defence of human rights and peace, civil liberties, social and economic justice, the international rule of law and environmental protection for almost 30 years.
She said: "Throughout my 30 years as a human rights, social justice and environment protection advocate, I have defended the rule of law, liberty, due process and judicial review.
"My unwavering belief in these principles has underpinned my work, and been at the heart of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation's campaigns. It is an honour and a privilege to receive a Doctorate in Law from such a distinguished institution. Her foundation is working to develop a legal definition of Crimes Against Present and Future Generations; and a legal framework that will hold accountable corporations committing grave human rights abuses and environmental destruction. The BJHRF is a voice for the most vulnerable members of society: children, women, indigenous people, and prisoners on death row.
Ms Jagger is also a member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council for Amnesty International.
Most recently she has been supporting the Kondh tribe in Orissa, India, in their campaign to protect their sacred Niyamgiri mountain from a proposed bauxite mine.
During the course of her career, Ms Jagger has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards, but this is the first one she has accepted in the UK..."

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