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Louise Arbour and Michel Bastarache appointed by Quebec

Louise Arbour and Michel Bastarache appointed by Quebec


Couillard The government announced Wednesday the appointment of former judges of the Supreme Court and Louise Arbour Michel Bastarache, as members of the Compensation Committee of the judges.


Louise Arbour served on the highest court in the country from 1999 to 2004. She was previously Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (1996-1999).

Arbour was illustrated by managing to indict the former president of Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic, for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

After passing to the Supreme Court, she held the position of High Commissioner of the United Nations for Human Rights. She was also the office of the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Michel Bastarache for his part on the Supreme Court of Canada from 1997 to 2008. In Quebec, we remember him especially for leading the Commission on the appointment process of judges of the Court of Québec, courses municipal and members of the administrative Tribunal of Québec.

The Bastarache commission was launched in 2010 following allegations of former Liberal justice minister Marc Bellemare, who claimed to have suffered undue pressure from Liberal fundraisers to appoint certain judges.

The appointment of Michel Bastarache and Louise Arbour will enter into force on 1 April.

Note that the government Couillard also announced the appointment of former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal Pierre Blais as member of and Chairman of the compensation committee of judges.

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