Former Irish President, Mary Robinson, has been honoured with an international award in Switzerland.
She was given the 2008 Prix Des Generations award for her work on human rights.
More than 500 delegates attended the event at St Gallen's University including Ireland's Ambassador to Switzerland, James Sharkey.
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