Saba Pipia

Saba Pipia

Professor and researcher with 5+ years experience of teaching, and research in the areas of general international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, refugee law, global animal law, international environmental law.

Academic positions in Georgia:
08.2020 – present-day: Associate professor at the School of Law, Social Science and Diplomacy, The Georgian-American University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Courses: public international law, international treaty law, international humanitarian law, international environmental law
01.2020 – present-day: Senior Research Fellow at the Academician Levan Alexidze Foundation (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Areas: editor and reviewer of academic publications, involved in various research projects in the sphere of legal education, international law, and human rights

Teaching and research experience abroad:
03.2021 – 10.2021: Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the College of Law, Michigan State University (Lansing, MI, US) – project title Protection of Animals in Armed Conflict, (scholarship granted by the US Department of State) supervisor Prof. David Favre.
07.2018 – 12.2018: Visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany) – project title Emergence of Global Animal Law, (scholarship granted by the German Academic Exchange Service -DAAD) supervisor Prof. Anne Peters.
04.2017 – 11.2017: Visiting lecturer at the University of Iasi (Romania) and University of Porto (Portugal) – conducting short-term courses on Relation between Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, (scholarship granted by the European Commission Erasmus+ program).
10.2014 – 02.2016: Visiting doctoral researcher at the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies, University of Groningen (Netherlands) – project title Administration of Occupied Territory under International Law, (scholarship granted by the European Commission Erasmus Mundus Program) supervisor Prof. Marcel Brus.

Experience in legal consultancy:
08.2022 – present day: Legal adviser (consultant) at the Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Center
Jerusalem desk (Jerusalem, Israeli): Providing legal consultancy in the sphere of general international law and international humanitarian law.


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