Olivier de Frouville

Olivier de Frouville is a professor of public law at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University and Director of the Centre of Research on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (C.R.D.H.). He is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (I.U.F.) engaged in a research programme entitled ‘Around a democratic theory of International Law’. From August 2011 to August 2012 Olivier de Frouville was a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Clare Hall, a college of Cambridge University (United Kingdom). In 2013 he was elected a life member of the College.

Olivier de Frouville has worked for more than twenty years as a human rights expert at the United Nations. On 24 June 2014 he was elected a member of the UN Human Rights Committee by the Assembly of States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Between November 2008 and November 2014 he was a member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, of which he was the Chairperson-Rapporteur between April 2012 and October 2013. He was also a member of the Coordination Committee of Special Procedures in the year 2013–2014. Since 2009 he has been a member of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights in France.