Head Of Organization Planning Bicentennial Commemorations For Canada/U.S. War Of 1812 Dies

Vincent Del Buono, an international lawyer, human rights activist and, most recently, chief executive officer of the Niagara War of 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council, died April 13, 2010. He was 60.

This portrait of Vincent Del Buono was done by a Nigerian artist during Vince’s work in that country prior to his return to Canada and appointment as CEO of Niagara’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council.

Having moved to Canada at age four, Vincent Del Buono grew up in Toronto and graduated from York University , subsequently earning Master’s and Law degrees from University of Toronto. He served as Senior Counsel with Law Reform Commission of Canada and the Department of Justice. He was founding President of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy of Vancouver, BC. 

Vincent Del Buono also served in a variety of senior positions world-wide, including United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (Vienna), United Nations Peacekeeping Mission (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Amnesty International (London), British Council’s Access to Justice Program (Nigeria), University of Buffalo, McGill University, University of Ottawa, University of British Columbia and Southwestern School of Law (Los Angeles, CA).
A memorial service for Vincent Bel CBuono will be held at 2:00 PM May 2, 2010 at Unitarian Church, 223 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario.

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