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Chandra L. Sriram <email@example.com>
University of East London
I am currently the director of a new research centre, the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, which seeks to develop more refined understanding of the complex relationship between violent conflict and human rights, with a focus on the role of human rights protections as conflict preventive, conflict as generative of human rights violations, and the place of human rights protections and accountability in peace negotiations, agreements, and peacebuilding.
I am also currently completing a monograph on the use of power-sharing and other incentives to induce non-state armed groups to participate in peace negotiations and implementation.
|Address:||School of Law
Stratford High Street
London, none E15 2JB
|Primary Phone:||+44 (0)2082233361|
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|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Human-Rights
|Interests:||Asian History / Studies
Diplomacy and International Relations
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Chandra Lekha Sriram was appointed Professor of Human Rights in October 2005. During the fall term, 2005, she was a visiting associate professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law. From 2003-05 she was lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. Prior to that she was Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy (IPA) in New York, directing IPA's conflict prevention project, From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict. Her areas of teaching expertise include war and human rights, public international law, international criminal law, human rights, and conflict prevention and post-conflict peacebuilding.
Professor Sriram received her PhD in Politics from Princeton University in 2000, her JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1994, and her MA in International Relations and BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1991. She is currently a member of the executive of the International Studies Association Human Rights Section, and will be co-chair during 2007/8.
Chair in Human Rights and Director, Centre on Human Rights in Conflict
Areas of interest/Summary of Expertise:
Her areas of teaching expertise include war and human rights public international law, international criminal law, human rights, and conflict prevention and post-conflict peacebuilding.
War and Human Rights
International Criminal Law, contributing lectures
International Law and the Use of Force
Peace as governance? Inclusion of armed groups in power structures as a tool for conflict resolution (Palgrave/MacMillan, forthcoming 2007).
Globalizing justice for mass atrocities: a revolution in accountability (Routledge, 2005).
Confronting past human rights violations: justice vs. peace in times of transition (Frank Cass, 2004).
With Tom Biersteker, Peter Spiro, and Veronica Raffo, International Law and International Relations: Bridging Theory and Practice (Routledge, forthcoming 2006).
With Zoe Nielsen, Subregional causes of conflict: opportunities for conflict prevention (Lynne Rienner, 2004)
With Karin Wermester, From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict (Lynne Rienner, 2003) .
With Brad Roth, a special symposium in the Finnish Yearbook of International Law (2002) on contemporary developments in international criminal law.
With Adekeye Adebajo, of Managing Armed Conflicts in the 21st Century (Frank Cass, 2001).
Selected Recent Articles
“Liberal peacebuilding and transitional justice: challenging the consensus,” Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations (forthcoming winter 2006).
“International Law, International Relations Theory, and Post-Atrocity Justice: Towards a Genuine Dialogue,” International Affairs vol. 82, no. 3 (May 2006) pp. 467-78 and at: http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/pdf/int_affairs/inta_545.pdf.
“Human rights vs. the state: is sovereignty really eroding?” Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law vol. 1, no. 1 (2006).
“Wrong-sizing international justice? The hybrid tribunal in Sierra Leone” Fordham International Law Journal volume 29, no. 3 (2006).
“Transitional justice comes of age: enduring lessons and challenges” Berkeley Journal of International Law vol. 23, no. 2 (2005).
“Revolutions in Accountability: New Approaches to Past Abuses,” American University International Law Review vol. 19, no. 2 (2004).
“Globalizing justice: from universal jurisdiction to mixed tribunals,” Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights vol. 22, no. 1 (January 2004).
“Dilemmas of Accountability: Politics, the Military and Commissions of Inquiry in an Ongoing Civil War: The Case of Sri Lanka” Civil Wars, vol. 5, no. 2 (2002).
“Exercising universal jurisdiction: contemporary disparate practice,” International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 6, no. 4 (2002).
“Externalizing justice through universal jurisdiction—problems and prospects” Finnish Yearbook of International Law, vol. 12 (2001).