Like others I am devastated at the loss of such an energetic and passionate scholar who was committed to making research matter. I have worked with Chandra since 2005, including being co-director with her of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict between 2013-2015. She represented the very best of the academic community: she aimed high and sought to inspire students and colleagues to do the same. She was a brave researcher going to conflict zones armed only with the desire to tell the truth about what was taking place. Her work remains central to the literature on transitional justice and will be cited for years to come. We were all privileged to have known and worked with her.