Professor François Larocque has co-edited, with Professor Fannie Lafontaine of Laval University, a new collection entitled Doing Peace the Rights Way – Essays in International Law and Relations in Honour of Louise Arbour (Intersentia).
Louise Arbour is an internationally-renowned leader on issues of criminal justice and human rights. She helped shape Canadian law as both an academic and a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. She also served as a prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for both Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, CEO of the International Crisis Group and a special representative of the UN secretary-general for international migration. For decades, her vision has set a standard for the international legal community.
In bringing together a collection of thought-provoking essays from some of the world’s leading international legal experts — all of whom have worked closely with Louise Arbour during her career —Professors Larocque and Lafontaine have published a book that offers unique perspectives on some of the most pressing contemporary issues in international law and relations, addressing topics such as the right to truth, torture, immunity and women’s rights, among others.
Among the many contributors are Common Law professor Natasha Bakht and former part-time professor and current senator Kim Pate. The foreword to the book was written by the late Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general.