UEL today honours human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger

EURO Goodwill Ambassador Bianca Jagger is today to be conferred with an honorary doctorate from the University of East London at the Barbican Centre in central London.

A forthright champion of human rights across the world, Jagger 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 in the name of justice.

Among her many honours she has received is the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘alternative Nobel prize’ in 2004.

She also holds honorary doctorates from Stonehill College, Massachusetts, and Simmons College, Boston, but this is the first one she has ever accepted in the UK.

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