The Toronto Star
For decades Louise Arbour was waiting to speak truth to power. But her lips were sealed.
Now, as president of the outspoken International Crisis Group, she’s put some of the world’s worst regimes — and those touted as the best — on notice that the seals, and the gloves, are off.
Montreal-born Arbour served on the Supreme Courts of Ontario and Canada and as chief prosecutor of The Hague tribunals on Rwanda and former Yugoslavia. She was also the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights. The jobs were often controversial, but allowed for no political opinions.