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2004-08: Louise Arbour serves a controversial term as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
2004-08: Louise Arbour serves a controversial term as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
(Martial Trezzini/The Associated Press)

Former Supreme Court judge Arbour to join BLG

Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights who also served as chief prosecutor for the Yugoslavia and Rwanda war crimes tribunals, is joining Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

The firm confirmed the news in a statement issued Tuesday. Ms. Arbour, who had served as head of the International Crisis Group since 2009, will be counsel to BLG, working with the firm’s international trade litigation and arbitration group and providing strategic advice.