Hazel Cameron is a lecturer within the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews. She was awarded her PhD at the University of Liverpool in December 2009; her thesis was titled External Institutional Bystanders to Genocide: Cast Study Rwanda. She took up her current post at the University of St Andrews in February 2011 and has written a monograph of her doctoral research titled Britain's Hidden Role in the Rwandan Genocide, which is a systematic and detailed socio-legal analysis of the policies of the British Government towards civil unrest in Rwanda throughout the 1990s, culminating in genocide in 1994. It was shortlisted for the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Hart Book Prize 2014.
Her ongoing research interests are state crime including genocide and crimes against humanity, and bystander state responsibility/complicity to such international crimes, with a particular geographical focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Hazel Cameron is co-editor of the journal Genocide Studies International.