10 October 2018
SOAS School of Law is saddened by the news of the sudden passing away of Professor Chandra Lekha Sriram. Chandra joined SOAS School of Law in 2011 before returning to the University of East London in 2013. Chandra was an energetic and gifted scholar whose interdisciplinary work on peace-building, transitional justice, international criminal law, and human rights is widely recognised. She leaves a rich legacy and we remember her fondly as a highly dedicated colleague who was passionate about her work. During her brief time at SOAS, Chandra was awarded a three-year ESRC grant to work on transitional justice and democratic institution building. She made a number of contributions to our research culture - we continue to produce the School of Law Research Newsletter which Chandra began and our now established annual PhD Colloquium has its roots in the doctoral research seminar series that she introduced. Chandra also encouraged her colleagues to form research development groups for the mutual discussion of our research. After she left she continued to supervise the work of one of our PhD students, Demetra Loizou. We offer our condolences to Chandra’s family members.