Amarilla Kiss

Visit Dates: 2023-24
Office: 1060N Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Assistant Professor in the Institute of International Studies and Political Science, Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary

Research Interests
  • Public International Law
  • Maritime Piracy
  • European Law

Amarilla Kiss is a legal scholar, who holds the position of assistant professor at Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU) in Budapest, Hungary. Her research interests encompass public international law, European law, and various legal aspects of maritime piracy. She extensively teaches these topics at PPCU.

Throughout the spring semester of 2024, as the recipient of the Patrick and Angela Adams Fellowship at the Nanovic Institute, she will dedicate her time to teaching and researching maritime piracy. This research focuses on the legal history of piracy, the difference between piracy and armed robbery, its regulation in international law, and how states incorporate this definition. This research explores the human rights aspects, jurisdictional issues in apprehending perpetrators, and the case law of affected states.