The editorial team and staff of Africa Spectrum were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our highly esteemed author Chandra Lekha Sriram. She was Professor of International Law and International Relations at the University of East London, where she founded and directed the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict. Chandra Lekha Sriram received her PhD in Politics from Princeton University in 2000, and her JD from the University of California-Berkeley in 1994.

Over the past decades, Chandra Lekha Sriram has been one of the most productive researchers in the field of peacebuilding and transitional justice. She authored and edited numerous books and articles on human rights, transitional and international criminal justice, conflict resolution, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding. At Africa Spectrum, she published “The Perils of Power-Sharing: Africa and Beyond” together with Marie-Joëlle Zahar in 2009. It was part of a special issue on power sharing and has become one of the journal’s most cited pieces.

Chandra Lekha Sriram will be sadly missed and we send those who are grieving our deepest sympathies and regards.

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