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Arbour, Louise

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Jurist


1947 - Born on the 10th of February in Montreal, Quebec.

1967 - She graduated from College Regina Assumpta.

1970 - The Université de Montréal where she completed an LL.L. with distinction.

1971 - She became the Law Clerk for Mr. Justice Louis-Philippe Pigeon of the Supreme Court of Canada while completing graduate studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.

         - She was called to the Bar of Quebec.

1972-1973 - Louise Arbour was research officer for the Law Reform Commission of Canada.

1974 - She then taught at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, first as a Lecturer.

1975 - Assistant Professor.

1977 - Associate Professor.

1987 - Associate Professor and Associate Dean.

         - She also was Vice-President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association until her appointment to the Supreme Court of Ontario.

1990 - The Court of Appeal for Ontario.

1995 - Madam Louise Arbour was appointed as President of a Commission of Inquiry.

1996 - She was appointed Chief Prosecutor of War Crimes before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

1999 - Arbour was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.

2004 - On the 20th of February, she was appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a position she took officially on the 1st of July.

2005 - She is also the subject of fact-based Canadian-German made-for-television movie, entitled Hunt For Justice which follows her quest to indict Bosnian war criminals.


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