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.
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. She has a few ongoing research projects that explore the possibility of stakeholder engagement in development projects through mediation, the authority of law in negotiating development projects, and the link between land rights and environmental impact assessment. Giedre is also interested in the issues of normativity, and specifically the distinction between legal and other (political, economic, moral) normative orders.
Glasgow Unviersity Knowledge Exchange Fund (GKE) (2019) - grant to support knowledge exchange workshop on the role of mediation in development finance
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.
- Globalisation, Justice and Human Rights
- UN Law (Honors and LLM)
- Public International Law
- Advanced International Law
- Fundamentals of International Law