Subject: Arbour successor list narrowed down - JRH on it

Arbour successor list narrowed down Human Rights Tribunal, 19 June

By Juan Gasparini- According to sources at Geneva’s Palais des Nations, the panel named by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to audition candidates to succeed Louise Arbour as High Commissioner for Human Rights, has locked up its list.

There are four names on the list: Louis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico, the former President of the Human Rights Council and Mexico’s Ambassador in Geneva; Navanethem Pillay of South Africa, currently a judge at the ICC (International Criminal Court) and a former defense attorney for political prisoners during apartheid; Francis Deng of Sudan, currently a UN special advisor for the prevention of genocide and José Ramos Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and President of East Timor.

The first two are said to be the favorites. Ban Ki-Moon will announce his choice to the UN General Assembly.

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