Dr Caroline Fournet is a legal scholar and received her undergraduate Law degree from Université Jean Moulin – Lyon III (France). After two Master degrees in Sweden (LLM, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund) and France (DEA, Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes Strasbourg), she read for a PhD in Leicester (United Kingdom) researching on the normative evolution of international crimes. Following a lectureship and senior lectureship at Exeter School of Law (United Kingdom), she was appointed as a Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Groningen.
Her research focuses on comparative and international criminal law. Her main publications include three monographs: International Crimes – Theories, Practice and Evolution, With an Introduction by Professor Malcolm N. Shaw QC (Cameron May, 2006); The Crime of Destruction and the Law of Genocide: Their Impact on Collective Memory, (Ashgate, 2007) and Genocide and Crimes against Humanity: Misconceptions and Confusion in French Law and Practice (Hart Publishing, 2013), which was awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant for its completion.