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Maša Kovič Dine

Dr. Maša Kovič Dine (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana.  After graduating the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, she continued her studies at the Faculty of law, University of Toronto, where she also worked at the Research Group for G7/G8 countries. She defended her PhD thesis in International Environmental Law on the topic of international forest protection at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, where she has been teaching an array of courses at both undergraduate and graduate level including Public International Law, Law of the Sea, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law and International Environmental Law. She is also a mentor to student teams competing at international moot court competitions, a mentor of the International Environmental Law Clinic, mentor in the national Environmental defenders program, and the conference coordinator of a series of international interdisciplinary scientific conferences entitled Contemporary Challenges of International Environmental Law and Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice. Among other professional affiliations, she is a Secretary of the Slovene Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) and a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). E-mail: masa.kovic-dine@pf.uni-lj.si

Vasilka Sancin

Dr. Vasilka Sancin (PhD) is an Associate Professor of International Law and Head of the Department of International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). She is a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (2019-2022) and an arbitrator and a member of the Bureau of the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration (2019-2025). Among other professional affiliations, she is a President of the Slovene Branch and a member of the Executive Council of the International Law Association (ILA) and a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the National Inter-ministerial Commission for Human Right and the Inter-governmental working group on International Humanitarian Law. She teaches and lectures at numerous foreign institutions and is a member of Editorial Boards of various legal journals and author or editor of numerous books and articles in different areas of international law and their intersections, including international environmental law. She is also a mentor to student teams competing at international moot court competitions, a mentor of the International Environmental Law Clinic, and a conference chair of a series of international interdisciplinary scientific conferences, including the Contemporary Challenges of International Environmental Law conferences. E-mail: vasilka.sancin@pf.uni-lj.si