I've made no secret of the high regard I hold for Louise Arbour. I believe she's exceptional in every respect and, in some, unparalleled.
She is also a person who has been much maligned abroad and at home. Washington's dislike for her was visceral and even our own journalistic malignancy, the National Post resorted to branding her an anti-semite.
If you're interested in Arbour's travails, Jeremy Kinsman has written an excellent account at the CBC website:
It's a good read, check it out.