MILWAUKEE (AP) — France’s former justice minister has accepted an honorary doctorate degree in law and human rights from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Christiane Taubira received the award at a ceremony Saturday, just days after her unexpected resignation in protest at President Francois Hollande’s push to revoke citizenship from convicted terrorists with dual nationality.
In Milwaukee, Taubira emphasized the need to protect the human rights of people who find themselves threatened wherever they are in the world. She noted the difficult times and the rage that drives some people to want to destroy strangers.
During her tenure, Taubira, from French Guiana on the Caribbean coast, pushed to legalize gay marriage and has been a pioneer for women and minorities in French politics. Hollande appointed her Minister of Justice in 2012.
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