Dr Giedre Jokubauskaite
- Lecturer in International Law (School of Law)
Giedre joined the School of Law at the University of Glasgow in September 2018. Prior to this, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the AHRC-funded project 'Constructing Authority in International Law' at Durham Law School. She completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. Before joining academia in the UK, she worked as a civil society advocate in Lithuania, Ukraine, Cameroon and Germany.
In 2018 Giedre was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Rosario (Botoga, Colombia), and a visiting Teaching Fellow at the University of KIMEP (Almaty, Kazakhstan). Her monograph ‘Law and accountability towards people affected by development projects’ will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. Her current research focuses on the link between bottom-up resistance, international law and sustainable development.
Giedre’s most recent research has been on the concept of ‘affectedness’ and how this new paradigm of global governance is used by financial institutions and grassroot organisations in the context of development interventions.
Starting February 2020, Giedre is a Co-Investigator on the AHRC/DFG-funded research project 'The Law of Protracted Conflict: Understanding Humanitarian-Development Divide', together with Robin Geiss (P-I) and Asli Olcay (Co-I) (Glasgow), conducted in partnership with FU Berlin. Giedre will focus on the issues of accountability that arise at the intersction of development and humanitarian legal regimes, conducting research and knowledge exchange activities in Colombia, DRC, and the UN Headquarters in Geneva.
Giedre also has ongoing research projects on:
- the possibility of stakeholder engagement in development projects through mediation (with Catherine Turner, University of Durham)
- the link between land rights and environmental impact assessment (with Justine Bendel, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna)
- the role of law in grassroots resistance to development projects in Latin America (with Johanna Cortes Nieto, Unversity of Rosario).
Giedre is also a part of the steering group on the project 'New Frontiers of Development Finance' (coordinated by Siobhan Airey, UCD and Celine Tan, University of Warwick).
From a theoretical perspective, Giedre is interested in the topics related to global distributive justice, alternative epistomologies, private ordering and responsibility; and normativity (particularly the distinction between legal and other normative orders).
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and DFG (German Research Foundation) (2020) - Co-I on the project 'The Law of Protracted Conflict: Understanding Humanitarian-Development Divide', 385 000 GBP (UK part)
Glasgow Unviersity Knowledge Exchange Fund (GKE) (2019) - grant to support knowledge exchange workshop on the role of mediation in development finance, 6500 GBP
Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Scheme (2017) – grant to support the dissemination of my doctoral research findings, 1000 GBP
Durham University School of Law Research and Internationalisation Fund and Global Policy Institute Research Fund (2017) – grant to support the publication of a special issue on the World Bank safeguards (collaborative workshop) 4500 GBP
NYU Law School, Global Administrative Law project (2014) – grant to support participation in GAL Viterbo Seminar X, 500 GBP
Edinburgh Law School Community Scheme (2013) – study grant, 2000 GBP
Baltic-American Partnership Fund (Soros Foundation), ‘NGO legal framework in Lithuania: issues and roadmap for improvement’ (2006-2008) – research grant, 80 000 USD
I would be happy to supervise PhD researchers in any area of public international law, and global governance more generally. I would be particularly interested in those projects that explore the theoretical underpinnings of international and/or transnational law; the emergence of global governance and/or corresponding local resistance strategies; legal strategies of resistance against development and moderinisation; the negotiation, regulation and implementation of international agreements (especially investor-state contracts); and also any other topics that engage with relationship between environment, development and investment from a legal perspective.
PhD candidates under supervision:
Onthatile Moeti, 'The Impact of the Modern Development Agenda on the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Botswana: The Case of the San'
Xi Wang, 'The Improvement of the ISDS System from the Perspective of Foreign Investment Transition Countries: Analysis Based on the China’s Implementation of the “The Belt and Road Initiative”'
- Globalisation, Justice and Human Rights
- UN Law (Honors and LLM)
- Advanced International Law
- Environmental law
- Public International Law
- Fundamentals of International Law
Together with Antonio Marzal and Akbar Rasulov, Giedre is running the 'Transnational Accountability Project', an off-curriculum project for students at Glasgow Law School that aims to support the campaign of two civil society organisations, Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre (EMC) and Green Alternative, in their campaign against unsustainable hydropower production projects in Georgia. Visit Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security website for more details on the project.
Giedre is the Impact Officer of the Law School.