Louise Arbour

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Louise Arbour, is the President of the International Crisis Group.

On 12 March 2009 the International Crisis Group announced that the Honourable Louise Arbour had been selected to be the organisation’s next President and CEO. "She will be formally confirmed by Crisis Group’s Board of Trustees at its meeting in Washington DC in April 2009 and take up the position in July...

"From 2004 to 2008, she served as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the highest office mandated by the international community to promote and protect human rights. Before this, she was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

"From 1996 to 1999, she served as the Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. In these roles, she drove a significant expansion of trial activity, bringing tens of accused war criminals into custody and leading the Tribunal to issue the first war crimes indictment by an international court of a serving head of state, President Slobodan Milosevic." [1] wiki

In 2005, Arbour was awarded the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights, along with Justice Richard Goldstone, in recognition of her work on the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.


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  1. Louise Arbour Selected as Next President of Crisis Group, International Crisis Group, accessed April 7, 2009.
  2. Patrons, International Film Festival on Human Rights, accessed November 9, 2008.
  3. Trudeau Foundation Mentors, organizational web page, accessed April 7, 2013.