The Slovenia Times

The Border Arbitration Team is Ready


Pellet, who was appointed to head the legal team in mid-2010, teaches law at the University of Paris X-Nanterre. He made a name for himself as the representative of several countries before the International Court of Justice in The Hague and has acted as counsel before the same court.

Rodman Bundy is a partner at the international law firm Eversheds. According to the CV posted on the Eversheds website, he has over twenty years of experience as counsel and advocate in high-profile public international law litigations and international commercial arbitrations.

He lectures on international boundary disputes at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Michael Wood, meanwhile, is a member of the the UN International Law Commission. He was the principal Legal Adviser to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 1999 and 2006 and currently practices as a barrister in London, according to his official website.

Vasilka Sancin teaches international law at the Ljubljana Faculty of Law and was one of the leading public advocates of border arbitration when the matter was decided at the June 2010 referendum.

The legal team will advocate Slovenia's positions in front of a five-member tribunal. Slovenia and Croatia have already named one arbiter each while three will be selected by consensus from a list provided by the European Commission.

According to the border arbitration agreement, the arbitration tribunal will be established within a month after Croatia signs its EU accession treaty, which it plans to do on 19 December.


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