LOUISE ARBOUR
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South Africa judge took office as UN human rights commissioner
September 1, 2012
On September 1, 2008, South African judge Navanethem Pillay assumed the role of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, replacing departing commissioner Louise Arbour. Prior to Pillay's appointment, she had served on both the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Cri....... [more]

New UN human rights commissioner appointed
July 24, 2011
On July 24, 2008, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed South African judge Navanethem Pillay as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Pillay's appointment was confirmed by the UN General Assembly on July 29, 2008. She replaced departing commissioner Louise Arbour. Pillay had served as....... [more]

International Jurist Louise Arbour born
February 10, 2010
On February 10, 1947, the Honourable Louise Arbour was born in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Arbour has since become a distinguished Canadian and International Jurist, serving as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Canada, as Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes with the International Criminal Tribunal for the for....... [more]

South Africa judge takes office as UN human rights commissioner
September 2, 2008
South African judge Navanethem Pillay on Monday assumed the role of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, replacing departing commissioner Louise Arbour. Pillay will hold the office for four years, and prior to her appointment, she had served on both the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda....... [more]

UN General Assembly confirms South African as new UN human rights chief
July 29, 2008
The 192-member UN General Assembly Monday unanimously voted to approve South African judge Navanethem Pillay as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, replacing departing commissioner Louise Arbour. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced lat Thursday that he was appointing Pillay to the....... [more]

New UN human rights commissioner appointed
July 24, 2008
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Thursday that he has appointed South African judge Navanethem Pillay as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, replacing departing commissioner Louise Arbour. Pillay, a former judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and a cur....... [more]

UN rights chief criticizes Zimbabwe parties for rights abuses in election lead-up
June 27, 2008
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour Thursday sharply criticized Zimbabwean political groups for violence surrounding the country's ongoing presidential elections and said that mediation efforts should be based on the need for accountability and justice. Members of both the ruling....... [more]

East Timor president declines 'offer' to succeed Arbour as UN rights chief
June 27, 2008
East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta Friday declined what he described as an offer to become the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, despite having told parliament last week that he had accepted the position. Ramos-Horta said he changed his mind because resigning from the presidency wo....... [more]

Zimbabwe expels UN rights envoy
June 18, 2008
A UN observer who arrived in Zimbabwe Sunday to monitor the human rights situation has been ejected from the country after only two days, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said Wednesday. Zimbabwe government agents told the UN envoy that he had not given them proper notice of his a....... [more]

UN rights chief, activists applaud Supreme Court Guantanamo decision
June 13, 2008
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour Thursday commended the US Supreme Court for its ruling that federal courts have jurisdiction to review habeas corpus petitions filed by Guantanamo detainees classified as enemy combatants. Arbour, who in August 2007 submitted an amicus curiae brie....... [more]

Criticism of UN rights chief search process 'absurd': Secretary-General spokesperson
June 11, 2008
A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday defended the UN's process for choosing a new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The current Commissioner, Louise Arbour, announced in March that she would not seek a second term and plans to step down on June 30, but many have str....... [more]




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