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The Ljubljana-The Hague Convention and the Future of International Criminal Justice

Ambassador Drofenik was pleased to host a discussion on the Ljubljana-The Hague Convention and the future of international criminal justice at the Slovenian residence last night, in the margins of the Ukraine v. Russia Genocide Convention case before the International Court of Justice.

Dr. Marko Rakovec, Director-General for International Law and Protection of Interests at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovenia and Secretary General of the MLA Conference, and Ms. Beti Hohler, ICC Trial Lawyer and Slovenia’s ICC Judicial Candidate, discussed the role that the Ljubljana-The Hague Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and Other International Crimes can play in the investigation and prosecution of core international crimes, and what the future holds for international criminal justice.

The Ljubljana-The Hague Convention was concluded at a diplomatic conference in Ljubljana on 26 May 2023 and represents a landmark international treaty that will help to deliver justice to victims of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It will open for signature in February 2024 in The Hague.

Ms. Beti Hohler is Slovenia's candidate for the International Criminal Court 2023 Judicial Elections. A leading expert in international criminal law, she has dedicated her life to pursuing justice for core international crimes.