Dr Helen Trouille

Dr Helen Trouille, Senior Lecturer, Law

I am a Senior Lecturer in Law with a research interest in international criminal law and access to justice in post conflict states. I am a Solicitor of the Senior Courts, and hold a current practising certificate.

In addition to my qualifications in Law and Legal Studies, I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in French. I taught French for several years, and published on reforms to French criminal procedure. I am also a qualified Court interpreter.

Further Information


I have responsibility for the design and teaching of:

  • Fundamentals of Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Law in Action


I have previous experience of teaching:

  • International Criminal Law
  • Law of Succession 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Business, Law and Ethics 
  • Law of Evidence
  • English Legal System

and of supervising dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


I have been awarded a research grant from the Society of Legal Scholars to carry out a research project entitled ‘Justice in post conflict states: the role of faith-based Non-governmental Organisations in providing access to justice in post-conflict East African states.’ This project consists of an investigation of the impact that local, faith-based Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) have on providing access to justice in Rwanda and Uganda, where there is no provision for legal aid, and an assessment of the value of support the NGOs receive from their international partners (eg in the UK).

My current research interests include international criminal law, French criminal law, and prison reform in France, and I am happy to supervise undergraduate and Masters level dissertations in areas such as:

  • The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • The prosecution of Rwandan genocide suspects by European states
  • French criminal procedure
  • International Criminal Law
  • Access to Justice in East Africa

Professional Activities

I am a Solicitor of the Senior Courts and maintain a current practising certificate. My specialist area of practice is Administration of Estates (Wills and Probate). I act as a consultant in this area.

I am also a qualified legal interpreter and interpret for the Courts, Police, Home Office and local firms of solicitors.

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