Clotilde Pégorier

Clotilde Pégorier

Head of Education

Areas of expertise

International Human Rights Law  /  International Criminal Law  /  Transitional Justice  /  Law and the Arts  /  Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr Clotilde Pégorier is the Head of Education at the Geneva Academy.

Before joining us, she was a lecturer in law at the University of Essex from 2015 to 2023, where she co-directed an international double degree programme, and taught across the faculty’s LLB and LLM programmes. Previously, she has held research and teaching positions at the universities of Zurich, Lucerne and Exeter.

Clotilde’s main research interests and teaching specialisms lie in the fields of international criminal law and human rights law, as well as interdisciplinary studies at the intersection of law and the arts. She has published a monograph on Ethnic Cleansing: A Legal Qualification (Routledge, 2013), and several book chapters and journal articles on various topics, including genocide denial, hate speech and the crime of persecution. Currently, much of her research focuses on artistic representations of violence and (in)justice across different aesthetic forms, including film, graphic narrative and theatre.

Clotilde holds a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Paris Nanterre and a master's degree in environmental law from the University of Artois. She also has an LLM in international and comparative public law from the University of Exeter and completed her PhD in international criminal law at Exeter in 2011.


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Dis-Affective Justice in Abderrahmane Sissako’s Bamako (2006)


Clotilde Pégorier , Lars Waldorf

Pólemos Volume 16, Issue 2, Law and Art in the Aftermath

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Ethnic Cleansing


Clotilde Pégorier

Christina Binder, Manfred Nowak, Jane A. Hofbauer, Philipp Janig (eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Speech and Harm: Genocide Denial, Hate Speech and Freedom of Expression


Clotilde Pégorier

nternational Criminal Law Review 18 (1)

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Ethnic Cleansing: A Legal Qualification


Clotilde Pégorier


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