Louise Arbour has resigned her position as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. reacting to the news Amnesty International paid tribute to her work and asked the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon that her successor should also demonstrate  a proven track-record as a strong and independent advocate for human rights.

Louise Arbour, in her time as High Commissioner of Human Rights for the United Nations has been described as a forceful advocate of Human Rights, who stressed the legal obligation of countries to uphold human rights.

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