Saba Pipia


Saba Pipia is an Associate Professor at the Georgian-American University (Tbilisi, Georgia). He holds Ph.D. degree from Tbilisi State University. Throughout his doctoral and post-doctoral studies, he was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany); The University of Groningen (Groningen, The Netherlands); Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece); Jerusalem Institute of Justice (Jerusalem, Israel). He was invited lecturer at the University of Porto (Portugal) and the University of Iasi (Romania). He is the author of the monograph ‘The International Law of Belligerent Occupation’ (published in 2020 in Georgian). Areas of his research include international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international environmental law, and global animal law.

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