Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour reflects on Franklin D. Roosevelt's four fundamental freedoms - freedom from fear, freedom from want, freedom of expression and freedom of religion - and explores if those rights are within reach.

Ms. Arbour was the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2004 to 2008 and serves on the Boards of the International Crisis Group and of the Human Rights Watch. Shie is known as a principled and outspoken champion for human rights. Ms. Arbour, a former Supreme Court judge in Canada, was the chief prosecutor of the United Nations tribunals for war crimes in Yugoslavia and Rwanda from 1996 to 1999.

Ms. Arbour is the 2008 Bartels World Affairs Fellow.

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