Louise Arbour

Louise Arbour
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, International Crisis Group (ICG), Belgium

Served on the Supreme Court of Ontario, followed by the Court of Appeal for Ontario; former President, Commission of Inquiry into the Kingston Prison for Women; 1996-99, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda; 1999-2004, Justice on the Supreme Court of Canada; 2004- 08, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Since 2009, President and CEO, International Crisis Group. Affiliated with: Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security; Global Commission on Drug Policy; Steering Board for the UK's Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. Recipient of numerous awards and honours including: 41 honorary degrees; French Legion of Honour; Council of Europe's North South Prize; Franklin R. Roosevelt's Freedom from Fear Award; Companion of the Order of Canada; Grande Officière de l'Ordre national du Québec.