FORA.tv Speaker - Louise Arbour

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Biography

Louise Arbour took over as President and CEO of the International Crisis Group in July 2009. From 2004 to 2008 she served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. A Canadian national, in December 1987 she was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario, and in 1990 to the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In 1995, she served as Commissioner of an inquiry into the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario.

In 1996, 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 resigned to take up an appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada.

In 2009, she joined the Advisory Board for the 2011 World Bank Development Report; in 2010, the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security; and in April 2011, the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

2 Programs

Global Commission on Drug Policy Press Conference

04.21.16 | 01:05:46 min | 0 comments

R2P as a Tool — Identifying Past and Potential Value

01.18.12 | 01:41:21 min | 1 comment