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MUNLAWS Conference History

Established in 2013, MUNLawS is organised by the MUN Club at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (EU). 11 conferences have been held at the faculty so far, and due to the course of the events, one online. The first conference hosted simulations of six different committees. So far, more than 1500 delegates from over 40 countries of the world attended the conference, ultimately proving it is the leading university-level conference in the region.


We invite you to explore the rich history of MUNLawS by browsing through the pictures takes during the past editions of the conference, accessible via the official MUNLawS Facebook page "MUNLawS Slovenia". 


The conference is aimed at older high school and university students, as well as young professionals. Our mission is to offer our attendees an even broader range of interesting and motivating topics for discussion and to advance their knowledge on international law, international relations, diplomacy, and international security in the course of discussing topical issues of the international community. Every year, MUNLawS offers a unique chance to engage in diplomatic debates in a variety of different committees, each focusing on one of the current issues of the international community. Besides, with many distinguished keynote speakers, roundtables and social events, MUNLawS represents a unique MUN, offering an amazing occasion to build friendships, expand horizons and enjoy in the lively Ljubljana city centre.

MUNLAWS 2023 Conference Report

The 11th MUNLawS Model United Nations Conference, titled "Lessons from the past, actions for the future", held between 1 and 3 December 2023 at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, was organised by the students and under the mentorship of Professor dr. Vasilka Sancin, Head of the Department of International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana.

The conference started with an Opening Ceremony, where the participants were address
ed by H.E. Ms Urška Klakočar Zupančič, the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia.
Followed by speeches from Prof. Vasilka Sancin, Ph.D., the President of the organizing committee of the MUNLawS conference, prof. Emmanuel Decaux, the President of the Court of Reconciliation and Arbitration (OSCE), and Mr. Paul King from the NATO Public Diplomacy Division. Next was a panel discussion titled Lessons from the past, actions for the future, featuring Mr. Jaume Duch Guillot, the spokesperson and director-general of the Directorate for Communication of the European Parliament, prof. Vasilka Sancin, PhD, and mr. Adrijan Bakič. The panel discussion was moderated by Maja Kalin.


The simulations in 10 committees, 3 of them on high-school level, were held at the conference; Security Council, North Atlantic Council, Human Rights Council, European Parliament - AFET and a historical Security Council. A "moot court" stim
ulations of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and simulation of International Court of Justice were also held.

Read more about topics, final decisions, and awards bellow. 


MUNLAWS 2021 Conference Report

More than 200 delegates, staff, and chairs participated at the 9th edition of MUNLawS conference, held between 12 and 14 November 2021 and dedicated to the Slovene presidency of the Council of EU. It was one of the first MUN conferences to take place in person after the Coronavirus pandemic began.

Honorary speakers at the opening ceremony were professor Emmanuel Decaux, president of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, who addressed the delegates with a video recording, and dr. Marko Rakovec, Director General of the Department for International Law and Protection of Interests at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. 

A panel titled The Union Tomorrow that followed and was registered as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe, hosted a debate on the EU's geopolitical influence, its response to the crises, ita international relations and enlargement. The panelists were Janez Lenarčič, European Commissioner for Crisis Management, H.E. Adrian Pollmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Slovenia, and Igor E. Bergant, Journalist and News Anchor at the Radiotelevision of Slovenia. 

8 committees were simulated at the 9th edition of the conference, among those 2 'moot court' simulations of International Court of Justice and arbitral proceedings before the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, 4 political committees, and 2 committees specially adapted for high school students.

Read more about topics, final decisions, and awards


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