Born in Strasbourg, Florence Benoît-Rohmer holds a PhD in Public Law and is professor emeritus at the Law Faculty in Strasbourg. She was Dean of the law faculty, Strasbourg, from 2000 to 2003,and President of the Université Robert Schuman (URS), Strasbourg, from 2003 to 2008.
Florence Benoît-Rohmer is acting as human rights expert for the Council of Europe and EU and publishes extensively in leading academic journals in the field of human rights. She was member of the European Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights set up by the European Commission and presided over the Scientific Committee of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU. She was Secretary General of the European Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation from 2009 to 2015. She is member of the scientific committees of several international journals specialised in human rights. She teaches in many universities, notably in Bulgaria, Germany and in China.
Florence Benoît-Rohmer’s research interests range from the study of the European values, the European Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights to national minority rights.