Sarah McGibbon (S.J.)

Sarah is a PhD candidate in the Department of International and European Law. She joined the department in 2018, relocating from South Africa where she was a practising attorney in the field of administrative, constitutional and human rights law.


Sarah obtained her LLB (cum laude) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and later her LLM (specialising in International Law) at the University of Cambridge, UK, where she was a Mandela Magdalene Scholar.


Sarah's PhD research focuses on the international legal capacity and responsibility of non-state effective territorial entities. She is also a member of the WOTRO-funded project, Development Rights of Children Living in Unrecognised States.


Sarah is part of the planning group for the International and European Law course for the European Law School, a course she has also previously taught. She is also part of the organising team for the Critical Approaches to International Law Study Group.


Sarah is also a co-editor of the forthcoming Research Handbook on Secession (Edward Elgar).