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Cindy Skach


  • Emeritus Professor, Laws
    • Strand - Main Building
      King's College London

      United Kingdom

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    Research interests

    Professor Skach's current work investigates the symbolic power of law, understood through an analysis of recent legal restrictions governing the human body; the 'constitution' of citizens through education; and comparative perspectives on substantive due process.

    Biographical details

    Cindy Skach is Professor of Law at King's College London. She was previously Professor of Comparative  Government and Law at the University of Oxford, and a member of the faculty at Harvard University, where she was also a member of the Steering Committee of Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and its Center for European Studies. Her work has been published in Arabic, French, Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

    She has served as an adviser to foreign governments, and international organisations, including the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (U.N.A.M.I.), and the Club of Madrid General Assembly.She is also an international expert for iPlatform at the Institution Quraysh (London,  Doha, Jeddah); and a Research Associate of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford.

    Cindy received her graduate education from Columbia University, the University of Heidelberg, where she was a Fulbright Fellow, the Santa Fe Institute, and the University of Oxford.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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