Clare Frances has held the post of lecturer in law Edinburgh Napier since 2016, where she teaches and researches public law, specifically public international law. She has published widely on issues of international criminal law, international humanitarian law and human rights law, including refugee rights. Her first monograph, A Theory of Authority in International Criminal Law, is due to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.
Her work has been funded by the Clark Foundation in Legal Education, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the iCourts Centre for Excellence at the University of Copenhagen. She has held a number of visiting positions at a number of international institutions, including Columbia Law School and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, and is a listed Assistant to Counsel at the International Criminal Court.
Clare Frances teaches constitutional law, EU law and public international law, and is LLB2 year tutor and personal development tutor. She would welcome enquiries from PhD students who are interested in researching topics in any area relating to her specialism.