Louise Arbour

Former President and CEO of International Crisis Group


Louise Arbour is former president and CEO of International Crisis Group. She served as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2004 to 2008.

In 1999, she was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. In 1996, she was appointed by the Security Council of the United Nations as chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda.

Featured Work

SEP 28, 2010 Podcast

Self-Determination and Conflict Resolution: From Kosovo to Sudan

Drawing on the International Court's judgment on the legality of Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence, Arbour examines the pursuit of self-determination in a range of ...