Fannie Lafontaine is a lawyer, full professor at the Faculty of Law at Université Laval and holder of the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights. She is the Project Director of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice and founder and co-director of the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic. Before joining Laval University, she worked at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur and in NGOs and law firms. From 2015-2020, she acted as independent civilian observer of a criminal investigation into criminal acts alleged to have been committed by members of different police forces against members of First Nations in Quebec. Her reports were made public in 2016 and 2020. She was the lead drafter of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’s Supplementary Report “Legal analysis on genocide”.