Author: Chandra Lekha Sriram

Chandra Lekha Sriram

Chandra Lekha Sriram is Professor of International Law and International Relations, and co-Director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, at the University of East London ( She has published widely on human rights, conflict prevention and peace building, international law and international politics, and post-atrocity justice and international criminal justice. Recent publications include War, Conflict and Human Rights, co-authored with Olga Martin-Ortega and Johanna Herman (2d edition, Routledge) and Transitional justice and peacebuilding on the ground: Victims and excombatants, co-edited with Jemima Garcia-Godos, Johanna Herman and Olga Martin-Ortega (2013). She is co-editor of the book series Law, Conflict and International Relations at Routledge ( and is co-chair of the London Transitional Justice Network ( She is also chair of the International Studies Association Human Rights Section ( Her current research projects include a large ESRC/NWO project on the Impact of Transitional Justice Measures on Democratic Institution-building (, and collaborative projects with colleagues at the US International University in Nairobi, the London School of Economics, and University of London, SOAS, on civil society promotion of accountability in the context of the scrutiny of internationalised criminal tribunals. She received her PhD in Politics from Princeton University in 2000, and her JD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994.