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Obituary: Professor Kaiyan Kaikobad


Following a short illness, Brunel Law School Professor Kaiyan Kaikobad passed away in the early hours of 1 July.

After many years at Durham University, Professor Kaikobad joined Brunel Law School in September 2007. A highly esteemed colleague, one of his major roles during his time at Brunel was Director of Research for the Law School. He also took on the roles of Marketing Director, Acting Head of School and Deputy Head of School (Operations).

Professor Kaikobad was a member of the Pakistan High Court Bar, The Hague Institute of Internationalisation of Law and consultant to governmental bodies on various issues of international law. He was on the editorial board of two journals of international law and had broadcast extensively on radio, television and in the press on important international crises, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and the Kashmir dispute.

In March, Professor Kaiyan presented one of the lectures in Brunel’s 2010 Inaugural Lecture
Series, addressing the theme of law-making by the United Nations Security Council.

Those at Brunel who had the opportunity to meet and work with him know that we have lost an extraordinary human being, a great scholar, a true and dependable friend: he was the embodiment of what it means to be a gentleman. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife and family.

Kaiyan’s family preferred no flowers to be sent to his funeral, but instead asked for donations to be made to a children’s charity. As his family were already keen supporters of the NSPCC, the Law School has set up a tribute fund for Kaiyan, so friends and colleagues can make
a contribution in his memory. If you would like to donate please
visit Kaiyan's NSPCC Tribute Fund site.