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On 14th of October 2017, ICO Research Fellow Dr Tanya Herring made a presentation to Secretary Hilary Clinton.

Dr Tanya Herring is a member of Bangor University Law School.  Bangor University Law School and Swansea University are partner schools working collaboratively under the umbrella of the Wales Observatory on Youth and Human Rights. 

The former US Secretary of State was present at the renaming of Swansea University’s College of Law and Criminology to the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.  Dr. Herring’s presentation to Secretary Clinton included her international criminal law research on refugees and the Bangor/Wales Observatory for Youth and Human Rights’ ‘Children Displaced across Borders’ research project on Southeast Asia’s Rohingya humanitarian crisis and her legal framework intervention using the Palermo Protocols as a conduit to legal empowerment and peaceful self-determination.

The former US Secretary of State was also awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world, a commitment that is shared by Swansea University’s Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People. More information on Secretary Clinton’s Honorary Doctorate can be found here.

Dr Tanya Herring is committed to mitigate the exploitation of targeted vulnerable and highly vulnerable populations, regardless of nationality or citizenry and empower communities through legal mechanisms.