Pascale Fournier

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Pascale Fournier
Professor and Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law

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Pascale Fournier

Biography

Pascale Fournier is Full Professor in the Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section) at the University of Ottawa and a member of the Barreau du Québec, which awarded her the Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) distinction in 2009. In 2014, the National Assembly of Quebec appointed her as Commissioner to the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission (CDPDJ). As the Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law, Pascale is affiliated with several research centres: the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at Saint Mary’s College (University of Saint Andrews, Scotland), the “Religion and Diversity Project” at the University of Ottawa, the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child at the University of Ottawa (IRLRC), the Centre for Research in Public Law at the Université de Montréal and the Centre for Research in Ethics at the Université de Montréal. She teaches Rights and Freedoms, Comparative Family Law and Critical Approaches to Law. She has acted as Associate Dean Research from 2010 to 2012.

Professor Fournier received her LL.B from Laval University (1997), her master’s degree from the University of Toronto (LL.M.; 2000) and her doctoral degree from Harvard Law School (S.J.D.; 2007). A Fulbright and Trudeau scholar, she also served as Law Clerk to the Honourable Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2000-2001. Pascale has lectured at the State University of Haiti, at McGill University, at the University for Peace in Costa Rica, at Université de Montréal and at the Institute for Women’s Studies and Research in Iran. In 2008, she acted as an expert consultant for the United Nations Development Programme on issues of gender and Islamic law in Tunisia, Egypt, Malaysia and Nigeria.

Professor Fournier is passionate about issues of access to justice, particularly for women and children belonging to minority groups, and fascinated by the intersections between religious law and secular law. Her research focuses primarily on family law, criminal law, human rights and comparative constitutional law. The author of more than forty academic publications, Pascale Fournier is recognized internationally for her significant contribution to women’s rights. Her scholarship was selected by the Harvard-Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum (2008), the Québec Bar Foundation prize for “best law review article” (2009), and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers Scholarly Paper Award (Honorable Mention/2010). Her book Muslim Marriage in Western Courts: Lost in Transplantation was published in 2010 by Ashgate Publishing, and a French version followed in 2013 from Presses de Sciences Po Paris. She has edited two special issues of academic journals: Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture and the Canadian Criminal Law Review.

Pascale Fournier has received several awards and distinctions: the Raymond-Blais medal (2008) and the Gloire de l’Escolle medal (2016) from Laval University, the University of Ottawa President’s Award for Excellence in Media Relations (2011), the « Fulbrighter of the Month Distinction » (November 2011), the Canada-Arab Chamber of Commerce Award for “Academic Excellence and Contribution to Humanity” (2014), the “Wall of Distinguished Graduates of CÉGEP Garneau” distinction (2016) and the Capital Educators’ Award for teaching excellence (2016) presented by the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE). In 2014, Professor Fournier was named Fellow of the International Women’s Forum and, in 2015, she was invited to join the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (Study Group: Northwest Territories).

In 2015, Pascale Fournier was named “one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada” by the Canadian Lawyer Magazine in the “Worldstage” category. In 2016, she was elected Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Publications et Communications

 

A) Livres rédigés par l’auteure et édition de revues avec comité de lecture

1. 

Fournier, Pascale, Mariages musulmans, tribunaux d’Occident: les transplantations juridiques et le regard du droit, (Les Presses de Sciences Po : Paris, 2013), 302 pp.

2. 

Fournier, Pascale (co-éditrice avec Valérie Amiraux), « ‘Illegal’ Covering: Comparative Perspectives on Legal and Social Discourses on Religious Diversity », (2013) 19(6) Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 689-806

3. 

Fournier, Pascale, (éditrice invitée), “Les crimes d’honneur”, (2012) 16(2) Revue canadienne de droit pénal, 103-246

4. 

Fournier, Pascale, Muslim Marriage in Western Courts: Lost in Transplantation, (Ashgate Publishing: Surrey, 2010), 228 pp.

Recensions:

  • Nielsen, Jørgen S., (2013) 24:4 Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 394-395
  • Grillo, Ralph, (2012) 38:4 Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 708-709
  • Idriss, Mohammad Mazher, (2011) 6:2 Religion and Human Rights 195-198
  • Menski, Werner, (2011) 25:1 Journal ofImmigration, Asylum and Nationality Law 84-86
  • Beaman, Lori, G.  (2011) 26(3) Canadian Journal of Law and Society 665-666
  • Kruiniger, Pauline,  (2011) 18(4) Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 563-573
  • Selby, Jennifer A., (2011) Contemporary Islam
  • Manjoo, Faizal, (2011) 31(4) The Muslim World Book Review 17-18

 

B) Articles dans des revues scientifiques avec comité de lecture

1.

Fournier, Pascale & Snyers, Victoria, « Le statut juridique des femmes musulmanes d’Israël au travers de l’expérience du divorce : statique ou dynamique ? » Religiologiques, à paraître en 2017

2.       

Fournier, Pascale, “Droit et cultures en sol français: récits de femmes juives et musulmanes à l’aube et au crépuscule du divorce”, special issue « Pluralismes juridiques et interculturalités », in Christoph Eberhard, Geneviève Motard & Emmanuelle Piccoli (Eds.), (2016) 40(2) Anthropologie et Sociétés, pp 89-106. 

3.       

Fournier, Pascale & McDougall, Pascal, “Le droit comparé et la violence faite aux femmes: voyages au coeur de la narration identitaire”,  (2014) 87(2) Droit et société,  435-464

4.       

Fournier, Pascale, “Headscarf and Burqa Controversies at the Crossroad of Politics, Society and Law”, Introduction d’un numéro spécial (conclusion de Valérie Amiraux, co-éditrice), (2013) 19(6) Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture 689-704

5.       

Fournier, Pascale, "Halacha, the ‘Jewish State’ and the Canadian Agunah: Comparative Law at the Intersection of Religious and Secular Orders", (2012) 65 Journal of Legal Pluralism 165-204

6.       

Fournier, Pascale, “Honour Crimes and the Law—Public Policy in an Age of Globalization”, Introduction of a Special Issue: Guest Editor, (2012) 16(2) Revue canadienne de droit pénal 103-114

7.       

Fournier, Pascale, McDougall, Pascal & Dekker, Anna, “Dishonour, Provocation and Culture: Through the Beholder's Eye?”, (2012) 16 (2) Revue canadienne de droit pénal 161-193 (Recension: Isabel Grant, “Provoked Intimate Femicides : A Privatized Version of « Honour »?”, Equality Jotwell : The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), 22 mai 2013)

8.       

Fournier, Pascale, “Calculating Claims: Jewish and Muslim Women Navigating Religion, Economics and Law in Canada”, (2012) 8(1) International Journal of Law in Context 47-72

9.       

Fournier, Pascale & See, Erica, "The 'Naked Face' of Secular Exclusion: Bill-94 and the Privatization of Belief", (2012) 30(1) Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 63-76

10.       

Fournier, Pascale, "Borders and Crossroads: Comparative Perspectives on Minorities and Conflicts of Laws", (2011) 25(2) Emory International Law Review 987-1006

11.    

Fournier, Pascale, "Courtiser Dieu devant les tribunaux occidentaux", (2010) 25(2) Canadian Journal of Law and Society/Revue canadienne droit et société 167-193 

12.    

Fournier, Pascale, "Flirting with God in Western Secular Courts: Mahr in the West", (2010) 24(1) The International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 1-28

13.    

Fournier, Pascale, "Transit and Translation: Islamic Legal Transplants in North America and Western Europe", (2009) 4(1) The Journal of Comparative Law 1-38

14.    

Fournier, Pascale, "La femme musulmane au Canada: profane ou sacrée?", (2007) 19(2) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 227-242

15.    

Fournier, Pascale, "In the (Canadian) Shadow of Islamic Law: Translating Mahr as a Bargaining Endowment", (2006) 44(4) Osgoode Hall Law Journal 649-677

16.    

Fournier, Pascale, "La femme musulmane au Canada, un être visible caché ? Réflexions sur la traduction de l’Autre", (2006) 8(1) Revue Éthique publique, "La religion dans l’espace public", 44-51

17.    

Fournier, Pascale, "The Ghettoization of Difference in Canada: "Rape by Culture" or the Danger of a Cultural Defence in Criminal Law Trials", (2002) 29 Manitoba Law Journal 81-113

18.    

Fournier, Pascale, "The Erasure of Islamic Difference in Canadian and American Family Law Adjudication", (2001) 10 Journal of Law and Policy 51-95


C) Articles dans des revues américaines ou européennes

1. 

Fournier, Pascale & McDougall, Pascal, "False Jurisdictions? A Revisionist Take on Customary (Religious) Law in Germany", (2013) 48(3) Texas International Law Journal435-463

2. 

Fournier, Pascale, McDougall, Pascal & Lichtsztral, Merissa, "Secular Rights and Religious Wrongs? Family Law, Religion and Women in Israel", (2012) 18(2) William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law 333-362

3. 

Fournier, Pascale, Nicol, Julia & Dekker, Anna, "En-gender-ing Legal Reforms: Islamic Law in Africa and East Asia", (2011) 3(2) Amsterdam Law Forum 103-129

 

d) Chapitres de livres avec comité de lecture

1.       

Fournier, Pascale, “Family Law, State Recognition and Intersecting Spheres/Spaces: Jewish and Muslim Women Divorcing in the United Kingdom”, in René Provost (Ed.), Culture in the Domains of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016), 54-84

2.       

Fournier, Pascale & Jacques, Emmanuelle, « Voiles/Voiler », «L’accommodement de la diversité religieuse : Regards croisés—Canada, Europe, Belgique», eds. Emmanuelle Bribosia & Isabelle Rorive, (Les éditions Peter Lang : Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2015), 289-312

3.       

Fournier, Pascale, McDougall, Pascale & Lichtsztral, Merissa, "A 'Deviant' Solution: The Israeli Agunah and the Religious Sanctions Law", in Family Rights and Religion, ed. John Eekelaar, (Ashgate Publishing: Surrey, 2015), à venir (Reproduction)

4.       

Fournier, Pascale, "Flirting with God in Western Secular States: Mahr in the West", in International Family Law, ed. Ann Laquer Estin, (Edward Elgar Publishing : Surrey, 2015), à venir (Reproduction)

5.       

Fournier, Pascale, "Secular Portraits and Religious Shadows: An Empirical Study of Religious Women in France", in Jacques Berlinerblau (ed.), Secularism on the Edge: Rethinking Church‐State Relations in the United States, France and Israel, (Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2014), 219-235

6.       

Fournier, Pascale & See, Erica, "The 'Naked Face' of Secular Exclusion: Bill-94 and the Privatization of Belief", dans Solange Lefebvre et Lori Beaman (eds), Religion in the Public Sphere: Canadian Case Studies, (University of Toronto Press: Toronto, 2014), 275-293 (reproduction partielle)

7.       

Fournier, Pascale & Tremblay, Régine, “Translating Religious Principles into German Law: Boundaries and Contradictions”, in Simone Glanert ed., Comparative Law - Engaging Translation, (Routledge: Abingdon, 2014), 157-173 (reproduction partielle)

8.       

Fournier, Pascale, “Please Divorce Me! Subversive Agency, Resistance and Gendered Religious Scripts”, in Elisa Giunchi (ed.) Muslim Family Law in Western Courts, (Routledge: Abingdon, 2014), 32-55 (reproduction partielle)

9.       

Fournier, Pascale & Reyes, Nathan, “A Language of Hybridity: Honour and Otherness in Canadian and Sharia”, in Maurits Berger ed., Applying Sharia in the West, (Leiden University Press: Leiden, 2013), 189-203 (reproduction partielle)

10. 

Fournier, Pascale, “Quand “l’Internationale”, c’est aussi le national qui dérange: la théorie critique dans les coulisses du religieux”, ed. Rémi Bachand, Théories critiques et droit international, (Les éditions Bruylant : Bruxelles, 2013), 249-268

11. 

Fournier, Pascale, McDougall, Pascale & Lichtsztral, Merissa, "A 'Deviant' Solution: The Israeli Agunah and the Religious Sanctions Law", in John Eekelaar et Mavis Maclean eds., Managing Family Justice in Diverse Societies, (Hart Publishing: Oxford, 2013), 89-105 (reproduction partielle)

12. 

Fournier, Pascale, "Flirting with God in Western Secular States: Mahr in the West", in Lisa Fishbayn and Sylvia Neil, eds., Gender, Religion, and Family Law: Theorizing Conflicts between Women's Rights and Cultural Traditions, (Brandeis University Press: Boston, 2012), 136-164 (reproduction)

13. 

Fournier, Pascale, Setrakian, Aida & McDougall, Pascal, “No-Fault Talaq : Islamic Divorce in Canadian Immigration and Family Law”,  inJørgen S. Nielsen, Werner Menski & Rubya Mehdi eds., Interpreting Divorce Law in Islam, (DJØF Publishing : Copenhagen, 2012), 235-258

14. 

Fournier, Pascale, "On God, Promises, and Money: Islamic Divorce at the Crossroads of Gender and the Law", in Feminist Constitutionalism: Global Perspectives, Beverly Baines, Daphne Barak-Erez & Tsvi Kahana, eds, (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2012), 433-451 (reproduction partielle)

15. 

Fournier, Pascale & Urban, Jens Pierre, “Muslime und das deutsche Bestattungsrecht:Keine Integration im Jenseits? », Kirche und Recht (KuR) 2010/2, 246-254 (traduction)

16. 

Fournier, Pascale & Urban, Jens Pierre, "La régulation des morts par le droit allemand: l'au-delà comporte-t-il des privilégiés?", dans Atmane Aggoun eds., Les carrés de l'Islam en Europe, (Les éditions du Seuil : Paris, 2010), 13-23

17. 

Fournier, Pascale, « Adjudicating Islamic Marriage Transnationally: Substantive Equality, Gender, and the Indeterminacy of Legal Doctrine », dans Diversidad, derechos fundamentales y federalismo : Un diálogo entre Canadá y España, Sébastien Grammond et Josep Maria Casellà Andreu (eds), (Les éditions Atelier Libros Juridicos: Barcelone, 2010), 339-358 (reproduction partielle)

18. 

Fournier, Pascale & Yurdakul, Gökçe, “Hinter dem Schleier: Zur sozialen Stellung muslimischer Frauen mit Kopftuch in Frankreich und Deutschland”, Gökce Yurdakul und Michal Bodemann, eds., Staatsbürgerschaft, Migration und Minderheiten: Inklusion und Ausgrenzungsstrategien im Vergleich, 1st ed. (VS Verlag: Wiesbaden, Germany, 2010), 93-111 (traduction)

19. 

Fournier, Pascale, "Deconstructing the East/West Binary: Substantive Equality and Islamic Marriage in a Comparative Dialogue", dans Constituting Equality: Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law, Susan H. Williams (eds.), (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2009), 157-172

20. 

Fournier, Pascale, "L’égalité substantielle comme école buissonnière du droit ? À propos du caractère indéterminé du droit comparé religieux", in Louise Langevin eds., Rapports sociaux de sexe/genre et droit : repenser le droit, (Les éditions des archives contemporaines: Paris, 2008), 63-85

21. 

Fournier, Pascale, "In the (Canadian) Shadow of Islamic Law: Translating Mahr as a Bargaining Endowment", dans Law and Religious Pluralism in Canada, Richard Moon (eds.), (UBC Press: Vancouver, 2008), 155-177 (reproduction)

22. 

Fournier, Pascale et Yurdakul, Gökçe, "Unveiling Distribution: Muslim Women with Headscarves in France and Germany", dans Migration, Citizenship, Ethnos, Y. Michal Bodemann et Gökçe Yurdakul (eds.), (Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2006), 167-185

 

E) Chapitres de livre sans comité de lecture

1. 

Fournier, Pascale & Cusson, Suzie, « Demandes relatives à l’autorité parentale », LégisPratique – Procédures en matières familiales (Éditions LexisNexis, 2016), Chapitre 6, 117-143

2.  

Fournier, Pascale, “La laïcité au féminin : guerre de genre(s) ?”, dans Sébastien Lévesque, dir., Penser la laïcité québécoise Fondements et défense d’une laïcité ouverte au Québec, Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval, 2015), 141-155

3.  

Fournier, Pascale, "Comparative Law at the Intersection of Religion and Gender", Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Working Papers Series—2009/50, (European University Institute: Italy, 2009), 48 pp. (reproduction)

4. 

Fournier, Pascale, "Le traitement réservé au droit musulman de la famille dans les États libéraux occidentaux" dans Femmes sous lois musulmanes, Dossier 27 (2006), 65-79

5.  

Fournier, Pascale, "Dire l’Islam au féminin : le multiculturalisme canadien entend-t-il l’Autre?" dans Québécois et musulmans main dans la main pour la paix, (Montréal: Lanctôt éditeur, 2006), 114-121

6.  

Fournier, Pascale, "The Reception of Muslim Family Laws in Western Liberal States" dans Women Living Under Muslim Laws, Dossier 27 (2005), 65-79

F) Recensions, blurbs et articles de journaux 

1.       

Fournier, Pascale, Blurb du livre: Gender and Migration in Italy: A Multilayered Perspective, Ed. Elisa Olivito, (Ashgate Publishing: Surrey, 2015)

2.       

Fournier Pascale, « Les fonctionnaires sont déjà neutres », La Presse, 22 janvier 2014, Le Droit, 27 janvier 2014

3.       

Fournier, Pascale, « Quebec’s Multiculturalism Debate », The New York Times, 17 janvier 2014

4.       

Gaudreault-Desbiens, Jean-François, Grammond, Sébastien, Fournier, Pascale, et Bosset, Pierre, « Une Charte des valeurs québécoises redondante, ambigüe et inefficiente », Huffington Post Québec, 23 septembre 2013

5.       

Fournier, Pascale « Notre regard partial », La Presse, 16 septembre 2013

6.       

Grammond, Sébastien, Fournier, Pascale, Gaudreault-Desbiens, Jean-François, Bosset, Pierre et Lampron, Louis-Philippe, « Une interdiction invalide », Le Journal de Québec, 15 septembre 2013, article publié également dans Le Journal de Montréal (15 septembre 2013), Le Droit (23 septembre 2013) et Le Soleil (27 septembre 2013)

7.       

Fournier, Pascale, Grammond, Sébastien, Amiraux, Valérie et cinq autres signataires, « Prière au conseil de ville de Saguenay: un jugement qui fait fi du principe de neutralité », Le Devoir, le 30 mai 2013

8.       

Fournier, Pascale, Grammond, Sébastien, Amiraux, Valérie, et huit autres signataires, « A Neutral State for a Plural Quebec », The Gazette, le 4 juin 2013

9.       

Fournier, Pascale, Blurb du livre: Debating Sharia: Islam, Gender Politics, and Family Law Arbitration, eds. Anna C. Korteweg and Jennifer A. Selby, (University of Toronto Press: Toronto, 2012)

10. 

Fournier, Pascale, « L’après-Shafia », La Presse, le 31 janvier 2012

11. 

Fournier, Pascale, « The Shafia trial was only the beginning », The Ottawa Citizen, January 31, 2012

12. 

Fournier, Pascale, Blurb du livre: Marriage and Divorce in a Multicultural Context, Multi-Tiered Marriage and the Boundaries of Civil Law and Religion, Ed. Joel A. Nichols, (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2011)

13. 

Fournier, Pascale, « Réparer l’irréparable », La Presse, le 22 avril 2011

14. 

Fournier, Pascale & Dekker, Anna, Recension du livre Legal Practice and Cultural Diversity, Ed. by Grillo, Ballard, Ferrari, Hoekema, Maussen and Shah (Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2009), (2011) 19:2 Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law, 755-764

       

G) Rapports de politiques publiques

1. 

Fournier, Pascale (co-auteure), « 60 chercheurs universitaires pour la laïcité, contre le Projet de loi 60 », Mémoire déposé à la Commission parlementaire sur le Projet de loi 60, Assemblée nationale du Québec, décembre 2013; reproduit dans  « Les Cahiers de la CREQS (2) – Mars 2014 »  

2. 

Fournier, Pascale, "So-called Honour Crimes and the Sentencing Regime in Canada", National Judicial Institute, (Ottawa: N.J.I., 2011), 24 pp.

3. 

Fournier, Pascale, « Les crimes d’honneur et le régime de détermination de la peine au Canada », l’Institut national de la magistrature, (Ottawa : I.N.M., 2011), 26 pp. (Traduction)

4. 

Fournier, Pascale, "The Relationship between Gender and Islamic Law: a Comparative Study of Malaysia, Nigeria, Tunisia and Egypt", United Nations Development Programme (UNDP: New York City, 2008), 50 pp.

5. 

Fournier, Pascale, "The Applicability of Sharia/Muslim Law in Western Liberal States", Canadian Council of Muslim Women, 2004, 26 pp.

 

 

Fields of Interest

  • Droits de la personne
  • Islam et le judaïsme en Occident et au Moyen-Orient
  • Droit des enfants
  • Droit criminel et la diversité culturelle
  • Droit comparé de la famille
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