Signatures Series: Louise Arbour

Série Signatures Series, photograph of Louise Arbour 

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) invites you to an hour of lively conversation with former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Honourable Louise Arbour.

Ms. Arbour will be the guest of Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, as part of the Signatures Series, which features interviews with people who have donated their archives to LAC.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
From 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
395 Wellington, Ottawa
Places for this free event are limited, so be sure to register.
  • Read more about Louise Arbour

    The Honourable Louise Arbour C.C., G.O.Q

    The Honourable Louise Arbour is a jurist in residence at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. In this capacity, she provides strategic advice on litigation, governance and international issues, in particular on issues pertaining to international disputes, and mentors younger lawyers.

    Madam Arbour currently sits as an ad hoc judge in the International Court of Justice and as a member of the Advisory Panel to the Minister of Defence on Canada's Defence Policy Review. She formerly sat as a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1999 to 2004, on the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Ontario. She has held senior positions at the United Nations, including that of High Commissioner for Human Rights, and is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty. Madam Arbour is also a member of the Advisory Board of The Coalition for the International Criminal Court. She chaired an inquiry commission that investigated certain events at the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario, and has also served as a member of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security.

    Madam Arbour has received numerous honorary doctorates and awards. Most noteworthy, she has been a Companion of the Order of Canada since 2007 and a Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec since 2009, as well as a Commander of the Légion d'honneur, and has been decorated by Spain, Colombia and Belgium.

    Ms. Arbour is currently working at the UN as Special Representative of the Secretary-General on International Migration.

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