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Caroline Fournet

Working at the Faculty of Law

About my research:

"My interest in law may be traced back to my High School years when I studied the crimes perpetrated during the Second World War – only to realise that similar crimes, albeit on a different scale, in different places and against different victims, were still being perpetrated . If the enormity and abhorrence of such crimes will remain beyond all understanding, I chose to specialise in International Criminal Law as I firmly believe that law, even if not infallible, is the adequate tool to prevent and punish these most heinous deeds. At Nuremberg, Justice Jackson stated: ‘[t]he wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated’. This quote perfectly sums up why I am so passionate about international criminal law and justice."

About Rosalind Franklin:

"Rosalind Franklin was a talented and brilliant scientist whose research – although brought to an abrupt halt by her death at the age of 37 - greatly contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA, and this in spite of her work being used unacknowledged by other scientists. Not only does she legitimately remain as a role model for any academic engaging in research and aiming for excellence, but her story also serves as a poignant reminder of the import of ethics and of academic honesty and integrity."

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