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Minister Erjavec attends oral hearing before the Arbitral Tribunal

Ljubljana, 18 March 2016 – On 17 March, in the Peace Palace in The Hague, Minister Erjavec headed the Slovenian delegation at the oral hearing before the Arbitral Tribunal deliberating on the border between Slovenia and Croatia.

 

 

Minister Erjavec headed the Slovenian delegation at the oral hearing before the Arbitral Tribunal in the border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia on the basis of the 2009 Arbitration Agreement.

 

 

In December, the Arbitral Tribunal invited Slovenia and Croatia to take a position on the legal implications of the matters pointed out by Croatia in the summer of 2015. The Tribunal set the two countries deadlines for their submissions – 15 January for Croatia, and 26 February for Slovenia – and announced an oral hearing in March 2016. On 26 February, Slovenia sent the Tribunal its submission.

Yesterday's oral hearing before the Tribunal was closed to the public in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 5, of the Arbitration Agreement. In the following days, the Tribunal will publish a press release with summaries of the two countries' positions.  It will be available at
the website of the Permanent Court of Arbitration: http://www.pcacases.com/web/view/3.