Directorate for International Law and Protection of Interests
It protects the interests of the Republic of Slovenia, its nationals and legal entities abroad and provides consular assistance to Slovenian nationals abroad.
It provides support to the operation of the diplomatic and consular corps and diplomatic missions, international organisations and their missions and consular posts in Slovenia. It is responsible for diplomatic correspondence and performs tasks related to diplomatic privileges and immunities.
It organises official events hosted by the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovenia, working visits by foreign ministers of other countries, and other events organised by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
The respect for international law guarantees a stable international environment and is therefore the obligation, value, and interest of Slovenia's foreign policy. Slovenia is committed to furthering the fundamental principle of the rule of law, which is also one of the guiding Slovenia's foreign policy principles at both the national and international levels.
Slovenia as Depositary for Multilateral Treaties
The designation of depositaries of multilateral treaties is a result of an increasing number of states participating in the procedures for the conclusion of such treaties as well as a large number and complexity of activities required before and after the entry into force of multilateral treaties.
Entry and residence
The methods and conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia differ depending on whether the person entering the country is a citizen of a Member State of the European Union, or a third-country national.
The MLA Initiative is an initiative led by Slovenia, Argentina, Belgium, Mongolia, the Netherlands and Senegal for the adoption of the Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and other International Crimes.
The Ljubljana-The Hague MLA Convention was adopted at the 18th Plenary Session of the MLA 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. The adoption of the Convention seizes a historic opportunity to strengthen international legal cooperation. The Convention is expected to significantly reduce impunity for perpetrators of crimes.
Under the auspices of the international community, five countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – today Serbia) signed the Agreement on Succession Issues by which it was conclusively confirmed that five sovereign equal successor states were formed upon the dissolution of the former SFRY.