I am Saba Pipia, international law researcher and associate professor at the Georgian-American University (Tbilisi, Georgia). It is my pleasure to spend some time at the Peace Palace Library and work on my research project about animals and the crime of ecocide.
I use this opportunity to bring and donate my monograph ‘The International Law of Belligerent Occupation’, which was published last year in Georgia. The book discusses various aspects of administration of occupied territories and special legal regime applicable thereto. Even though the book is primarily in Georgian language, some parts of it (such as editorial, table of contents, introduction, executive summary, and references) are in English, so I hope that by placing in the catalogue of the Peace Palace Library, it can reach out wider audience globally.
Additionally, I also brought several volumes of Levan Alexidze Journal of International Law (LAJIL) and Journal of International Law, which are the only bilingual (English and Georgian) international law periodical published in Georgia. Late Professor Levan Alexidze, who laid the foundations for the international law school in Georgia, also launched the Journal of International Law. LAJIL, which bears his name is a successor and fully consistent with the purpose and spirit of the “Journal of International Law” published under Professor Alexidze’s leadership from 1996 to 2018. LAJIL, founded by Prof. Ketevan Khutsishvili, is being produced thanks to the joint efforts of professionals dedicated to Academician Levan Alexidze’s cause.
Both, the monograph ‘The International Law of Belligerent Occupation’ and LAJIL is part of The Levan Alexidze International Law Publication Series, which is made available with the support of the Academician Levan Alexidze Foundation.
For me and my colleagues, it is very important that books or other international law materials - published in Georgia - be placed in the Peace Palace Library, because with this we try to promote our scholarship and find place for our tiny Georgian international law school among the global community of international law teachers and researchers, whose works are collected in this Library for many years already.