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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. 10 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 1 000 delegates from over 40 countries of the world attended the conference, ultimately proving it is the leading university-level conference in the region.
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 2022 Conference Report
The 10th MUNLawS Model United Nations Conference, held between 11 and 13 November 2022 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 addressed by H.E. Mr Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia (video address), H.E. Mr Juraj Chmiel, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Slovenia, dr. Marko Rakovec, Director-General of the Department of International Law and Protection of Interests at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, and Ms Christa Allot, Executive Officer at the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe.
The simulations in 8 committees, 2 of them on high-school level, were held at the conference; Security Council, North Atlantic Council, Human Rights Council, INTERPOL and a "moot court" stimulation of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
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 here.
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