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Louise Arbour, C.C., G.O.Q., LL.L., LL.D. (Hon)

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Louise Arbour, C.C., G.O.Q., LL.L., LL.D. (Hon) C.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada October 25, 2007 October 10, 2008
Passionate about human rights and civil liberties, Louise Arbour has made a mark on the highest levels of law, both in Canada and internationally. She is a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and former chief prosecutor for international criminal tribunals investigating human rights abuses in Yugoslavia and Rwanda. In the latter role, she was known for her relentless drive to see criminals brought to justice, regardless of status or title. As UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she continued to enhance and elevate Canada's excellent reputation throughout the world.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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