Post Says Arbour Forced Out

Published: Wednesday, 03/19/2008 12:00 am EDT

The Conservative government forced ex- Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour to resign as UN high commissioner for human rights due to her criticism of the U.S. treatment of detainees in the war on terror, the Washington Post cited diplomatic sources as saying Monday. It also said Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier was forced to praise Ms. Arbour's work after an "embarrassing performance" by the Canadian delegation in Geneva. Ms. Arbour resigned from her post last week after one four-year term.

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