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Durham Law School

Staff profile

Dr Giedre Jokubauskaite

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Durham Law School

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Giedre joined Durham Law School in October 2016. She is a Post-doctoral Research Associate on the project 'Constructing Authority in International Law', funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She is also a Fellow at the Durham's Global Policy Institute. She defended her thesis entitled 'Accountability towards individuals and communities affected by the World Bank development interventions: the project law approach' at the University of Edinburgh in early 2016. Giedre's current research focuses on the role of (international) law in sustainable development, and in particular the intersection between economic, social, political and environmental concerns in lawmaking as well as in legal disputes. She is also interested in the issues of normativity, and specifically the distinction between legal and other (political, economic, moral) normative orders. Prior to joining academia in the UK Giedre worked as a civil society advocate in Lithuania, Ukraine, Cameroon and Germany, focusing on the issues of participation, transparency and accountability in public governance.


At Durham Law School Giedre teaches on Public International Law, EU Constitutional Law and Land Law modules. In the past she also taught courses on sustainable development, public law, human rights, jurisprudence, international oil and gas law, legal methods.

Research Interests

  • Access to land
  • International contracts
  • Public international law
  • Sustainable development
  • Legal philosophy
  • Public law and human rights


Book review

Chapter in book


  • with D. Rossati (Accepted), A tragedy of juridification in international competition, International Law in the Dark Times. Carsten Institute of International Law, University of Helsinki.
  • (2017), The concept of “Affectedness” in international development, European International Studies Association conference ‘New Frontiers in International Relations’, a workshop on ‘Interdisciplinary Explorations of Financing Sustainable Development’. University of Cardiff, UK.
  • (2014), Enhancing accountability towards people affected by development financing: how useful is Global Administrative Law approach?, Global Administrative Law Seminar (Viterbo X), 'Law and Global Governance of Development'. Tuscia University, Italy.
  • (2013), The World Bank now and then: examining the legal landmarks of its broadening mandate, International Law Association British Branch Annual Conference. Oxford, UK.