In the framework of the "West Balkans and the EU" lecture cycle

the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)

invites You kindly to take part at the lecture entitled


which will be delivered by

Professor Dr. Ernest Petrič

Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 21 September 2010, at 16.00 h,

in the Auditorium of Center Evropa at Dalmatinova 4 in Ljubljana.

Dr. Ernest Petrič will talk about international law as an instrument of foreign policy and about its role in some concrete cases of Slovenian foreign policy and problems in the region.

The lecturer is currently the Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia. He is also a member and former president of ILC (International Law Commission) and professor of international law and international relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, European Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica and Postgraduate School of State and European Studies in Kranj.

He served as ambassador in India, USA, the UN, Austria, OSCE, UNIDO, ODC, CTBT and President of the Board of Governors of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). He was also State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

Dr. Petrič has recently published his book entitled "Foreign Policy: Basic Theory and Practice" which represents a valuable contribution to the field of foreign policy and international law studies in Slovenia.

The lecture will be delivered in the Slovenian language and will be followed by a discussion with the guest lecturer which will be moderated by Zijad Bećirović and Bakhatyar Aljaf.

Attendance is free of charge. Please confirm your participation at telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or at

The realisation of the event in Center Evropa was enabled by Government Communication Office and European Commission Representation in Slovenia.

Ljubljana, 8 September 2010

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