Louise Arbour Retires

Published: Wednesday, 07/02/2008 12:00 am EDT

Louise Arbour officially retired this week as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Throughout her career, Ms. Arbour has served as a Canadian academic, judge, and chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. In a statement, Liberal leader Stéphane Dion thanked the high-profile Canadian for her "tireless advocacy on behalf of human rights around the world." In the House of Commons two weeks ago, Conservative MP and President of the Treasury Board Vic Toews said "the comments that Louise Arbour has made in respect of the state of Israel and the people of Israel are, in fact, a disgrace and I stand by those words."

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