The Program

Louise Arbour

Date and time: Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12:15 - 13:20

Louise Arbour has had a long and prestigious legal career, both in Canada and internationally. After studying at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, she was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario, and later to the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In 1996, Ms. Arbour was appointed by the Security Council of the United Nations as Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. After three years as Prosecutor, she left to take up an appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. From 2004 to 2008 she served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She is currently President of the International Crisis Group, an independent not-for-profit organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.


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