|Subject||Law of Treaties|
|Study programme:||Law studies (Master)|
General conditions for enrolment into the Master Programme.
1. General issues about treaties
1.1 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treateis (1969) and other relevant conventions
1.2 Definition and types of treaties
1.3 Conclusion of treaties and reservations
1.4 Entry into force of treaties and provisional application
1.5 Respect, application and interpretation of treaties
1.6 Amending a treaty
1.7 Invalidity, termination and suspension of treaties.
1.8 Depositary and registration
1.9 State succession regarding treaties
2.Treaties and national law
2.1 General issues regarding the effects of treaties in national legislations
2.2 The status and effects of treaties and Slovenian legal order,
2.3 The procedure of concluding treaties in the Republic of Slovenia
2.4 Constitutional court review of treaties
2.5 Specific treaties in force in Slovenia – review
3.Treaties and the European Union
3.1 The status and effects of treaties in the EU legal order
3.2 Mixed agreements
3.3 Review of treaties by the Court of Justice of the European Union
Additional literature will be proposed separately each year according to the current topics discussed.
Objectives and competences:
Students will developgeneral competences:
Students will develop specifical competences:
Intended learning outcomes:
After successfully completing the obligations, the student will be able to:
Learning and teaching methods:
Lectures will be conducted through active participation of students on the basis of the Socratic method, case studies, individual and group research work, distance lectures (IKT), presentations, preparation of a seminar paper, debates, guest lectures.
The condition for the admission to the written examination is a successful presentation of the case and positive grade for a seminar paper.
Dr. Simona Drenik Bavdek graduated in 2000 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, in 2002 she received her master's degree (LL.M) in International law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, and in 2016 her doctorate degree in international law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana. In 2002, she also attended the Hague Academy of International Law.
She worked in Slovenian diplomacy for 15 years, since 2008 as a Minister Plenipotentiary. She was Head of the International Law Department for four years, Head of the Project Unit for a Pleading before the Arbitration Tribunal and Slovenia's Agent before the Arbitration Tribunal for four years. As a head or a member of diplomatic delegations, she participated in many international or intergovernmental conferences as well as at several negotiations regarding bilateral treaties. She was also a member of a bilateral commission for Nuclear Power Pant Krško, as a member of a supervisory board of the Succession Fund of the Republic of Slovenia.
From 2015 to 2019, she was a Secretary at the Ministry of Justice in the Directorate for Penal Law and Human Rights, and also a member of the Project Group for the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
Since 2020, she is Counsellor to the Ombudsman, working as the Assistant Head of the Centre for Human Rights at the Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia.
In her work and research, she draws from the connection between theory and practice. She is the author of over 50 scientific or professional works. She is a member of the Rule of Law and International Investment Law Committee of the International Law Association (ILA) and of the Legal Working Group of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI).