Author Archives: Caroline Fournet

About Caroline Fournet

Prof. dr. Caroline Fournet is Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on the legal status of mass graves, the fate of victims of international crimes after their death and the use of forensic evidence in international criminal justice. She was a co-investigator on the ERC funded Research Programme Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Criminal Law Review</em< (Brill), the Editor for Law of the academic journal Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal (MUP) as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Science and Justice, Journal of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (Elsevier).

Forensic Truth? Scientific evidence in international criminal justice

This post is part of a symposium, Doing Justice to Truth in International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. All currently available contributions to the symposium can be found here. A PDF of this post can be downloaded here. Truth and justice are distinct concepts. Yet, recent years have witnessed the emergence and gradual recognition of the right to the truth. If it first was invoked in connection with the crime of enforced disappearances, this right is progressively becoming generic and self-standing. It has been defined by Continue reading →