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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Louise Arbour

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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...the country's highest civilian honor, “for her contributions to the Canadian justice system and for her dedication to the advancement of human rights throughout the world.” She has been awarded more than thirty honorary doctorates. Arbour has three children—Emilie, Patrick, and Catherine Taman—and one grandchild. Assessment Louise Arbour has made important contribution to human rights at both the institutional and substantive levels. As a senior officer of the two ad hoc international criminal tribunals, and then as the head of the OHCHR, she steered all of...