Géraldine Giraudeau

Géraldine Giraudeau is a Professor of Law at the University of Paris-Saclay (UVSQ), and an associated member of the Research Centre for Law and Economics of the University of New Caledonia. She holds a PhD from Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the University Carlos III of Madrid.  Géraldine is the author of numerous articles in Public International Law, where she explores different legal areas, writing in French, English and Spanish. Her research has been published in national and international reviews such as the Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional, the Annuaire français de droit international or the Brazilian Yearbook of International Law. She has focused her studies on the Pacific and its fascinating legal questions since she taught at the University of New Caledonia (2017-2019), and spent two years as a visiting professor in New Zealand (University of Waikato).

Géraldine usually enjoys working on projects involving a large number of researchers (she recently co-edited an encyclopedic dictionary of overseas territories with almost 100 authors: Giraudeau G. and Maisonneuve M., Dictionnaire juridique des Outre-mer, LexisNexis, 2021), and connecting French and English speakers avcademics. She developed the concept of the documentary film “Nations of waters” thinking of the need for foreign students not only to read about climate change impacts in the Pacific but also to have access to a wider human contextualization and to the expertise of the best legal academics working on climate-induced migrations.

Géraldine also served as an assessor judge appointed by the UN High Commission to the National Court of Asylum from 2012 to 2016, was the Secretary of the Natural Park of the Coral Sea (2019-2021), and is a member of the International Law Association Committee on Cables and Pipelines.