Kelly Picard is Senior Lecturer at the Jean Monnet University of Saint-Etienne (France). She holds a doctorate in Law from the University of Aix-Marseille and completed a post-doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Her thesis focuses on State’s liability for historical damage as potential constitutional damage. It is an interdisciplinary study on extreme violence, justice and memory. More generally, her research focuses on post-conflict situations, colonisation, human rights and international criminal law. As a member of the Institut Francophone pour la Justice et la Démocratie, she has been invited to lead seminars in the Central African Republic on transitional justice. She is currently part of the research team on “Peace, transitional justice and environmental issues”.