Caroline I. Fournet

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Areas of Expertise

    • The European Convention on Human Rights
    • Public International Law
    • International Criminal Law


Caroline Fournet, Fellow at the ECIA, is Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Groningen. She has a Master Degree from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, a DEA from the Institute of Higher European Studies in Strasbourg and a PhD in Public International Law from the University of Leicester. Prof. Fournet previously held a Senior Lectureship at Exeter School of Law. She is editor of “Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal” and member of the Editorial Committee of Studies in International and Comparative Criminal Law (Hart Publishing) and of theInternational Network of Genocide Scholars (INOGs).Her research focuses on comparative and international criminal law.  Her current research includes an ERC funded interdisciplinary project on corpses of mass violence and genocide as well as several comparative works on international criminal law and justice. She is the author of three monographs: International Crimes – Theories, Practice and Evolution (Cameron May, 2006); The Crime of Destruction and The Law of Genocide: Their Impact on Collective Memory (Ashgate, 2007); Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity: Misconceptions and Confusion in French Law and Practice (Hart, 2013).
Caroline Fournet’s personal page at the University of Groningen

 Caroline Fournet’s personal page at Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide

ECIA Publications
Remembrance and Anti-Denial Legislation
ECIA Policy Paper – 8 Apr 2013
Outreach Activities
Acting Together in Crime – European and International Aspects
Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, Groningen, The Netherlands – 15 Oct 2014
Causing Bodily Harm to Members of the Group’: Rhetorical Phrase or Effective Tool for Prevention?
Global Dialogue – Volume 15 ● Number 1 ● Winter/Spring 2013—Genocide – 19 Jul 2013
Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013 – 1 Feb 2013
The Recognition of Gender Crimes in the International Courts
in Lisa Yarwood (Eds.), “Women and Transitional Justice. The Experience of Women as Participants”, London: Routledge, 2012 – 20 Nov 2012
Genocide: Knowing the Past, Safeguarding the Future
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA – 19 Jul 2012
Media Coverage
Caroline Fournet on CBC: France’s Armenian Genocide Law
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – 27 Jan 2012


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