Meet The Team*


Vasilka Sancin

Vasilka Sancin is a Vice-Dean for Quality Assurance, a Head of the Department of International Law and a Director of the Institute for International Law and International Relations at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana.

She is an Associate Professor of International Law and teaches courses in the field of Public International Law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Slovenia and abroad.

Among other professional affiliations, she is a President of the Slovene Branch of the International Law Association  and a member of the ILA Nuclear weapons, non-proliferation & contemporary international law Committee, a member of the Slovenian national Inter-ministerial Committees for the implementation and dissemination of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a member of the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO.


Zlatko Šabič

Zlatko Šabič is a Professor of International Relations. He has taught on several topics, including international organisations, global governance, and international protection of environment.

His current research is on the role of parliamentarians in international relations. His presence in the International Relations professional networks is seen through his being the President of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA) from 2006 to 2010, and a former editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development, generally acclaimed to be the best International Relations journal in Central and Eastern Europe.

Professor Šabič is also one of the founding fathers of the European International Studies Association, the largest European network of scholars and practitioners in the field of international relations  

* The organizing team reserves the right to change the composition of Core team due to changes of topic and other circumstances.


Andraž Zidar

During the academic year 2015/16 Andraž Zidar was the Programme Director of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization in Venice.

Before that, he held posts of the Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (2012-2015) and a Visiting Lecturer in International and International Humanitarian Law at Regent’s University London (2014-2015). He has degrees from universities of Ljubljana (univ. dipl. iur.) and Padua (E.MA), and a doctorate from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

From 2009 to 2012 Andraž was Director-General for International Law and Protection of Citizens at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia. Previously he worked as a legal counsellor at the Ministry of the Interior, a human rights diplomat at the Mission of Slovenia to the UN Office in Geneva and a lecturer on international and constitutional criminal law at the European Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica (Slovenia).

Andraž is editor-in-chief of a book collection on international law in Slovenia. His publications cover areas of international law, human rights, diplomacy and international relations.

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Neža Kogovšek Šalamon

Neža Kogovšek Šalamon is a senior researcher and director of the Peace Institute. She holds a PhD on constitutional, international and comparative legal aspects of the erasure from the registry of permanent residents.

She worked for Legal Information Centre of Non-governmental Organizations in Ljubljana and also for the international non- governmental organization Human Rights Watch in New York.

At the Peace Institute her work includes project management, research, legal analysis, publishing, lecturing and facilitation of workshops. 

Other than that she also is an active member of the European network of legal experts in the field of anti-discrimination, the European network of immigration law practitioners, the European commission on sexual orientation law and the Odysseus academic network of experts in the field of asylum and migration.