Publish Date: 02.11.2011

Category: News from the University

As they do every year, the United Nation Association of Slovenia awarded prizes for the best undergraduate, master and doctoral theses discussing topics regarding the United Nations.

The president of the association, prof. Bojko Bučar, had this to say in his introductory address: “Choosing the best theses is harder every year, as we encounter more and more excellent theses – we are really glad about this development. We would like to thank all the participating candidates, their mentors and families. In addition to the regular prizes, this year we have awarded a special prize to a thesis exploring the history of our association.”
 
The honorary guest speech at the event was given by Mr. Janos Tisovszky, head of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna.

The committee of the United Nations Association of Slovenia that judged the theses received comprised Docent Dr. Milan Brglez, prof. Dr. Mirjam Škrk and Dr. Jožef Kunič.

Eight of the regular prizes and the special prize went to theses from the University of Ljubljana, a fact we are especially proud of. We warmly congratulate all the prize winners and their mentors!


Awarded Theses:

1. Sabina Zgaga: Necessity in international criminal law (doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana), mentored by Prof. Dr. Damjan Korošec

2. Ana Kastelec: The advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence (undergraduate thesis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana), mentored by Doc. Dr. Vasilka Sancin

3. Mark Jo Moggi: The relationship between the UN bodies in the pronouncements of the International Court of Justice (undergraduate thesis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana), mentored by Docent Dr. Vasilka Sancin

4. Matic Petek: International legal analysis of the report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict (undergraduate thesis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana), mentored by Docent Dr. Vasilka Sancin.

5. Veronika Pišorn: The Responsibility of international organisations or sovereign states for the actions of their personnel in peacekeeping operations (undergraduate thesis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana), mentored by Doc. Dr. Vasilka Sancin

6. Sandra Palamar: Codification of diplomatic protection (undergraduate thesis Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana), mentored by Docent Dr. Milan Brglec

7. Jan Primec: Diplomatic protection of legal entities (undergraduate thesis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana), mentored by Docent Dr. Vasilka Sancin

8. Jutra Lotrič: The role and significance of the depositary of international treaties (undergraduate thesis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana), mentored by Docent Dr. Vasilka Sancin

9. Tina Rijavec: The International Labour Organisation and its efforts to implement workers’ rights in Myanmar (undergraduate thesis at the Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica)

10. Jernej Mavrič: The Kadi case – A European »Solange« in relation to international law? (undergraduate thesis at the Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica), mentored by docent Dr. Matej Avbelj and Prof. Dr. Miha Pogačnik

A special prize of the United Nations Association for Slovenia was awarded for the contribution of the following undergraduate thesis to the work of the association:

Samo Rus: The history of the United Nations Association in Slovenia (undergraduate thesis at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana), mentored by Prof. Dr. Božo Repe

PHOTO: Željko Stevanić, IFP, d.o.o