Petrič, E., Foreign Policy: From Conception to Diplomatic Practice, Leiden, Nijhoff, 2013.

At the invitation of the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in The Hague, a distinguished group of representatives of the legal institutions in The Hague gathered in the Historic Reading Room of the Peace Palace Library for the presentation of this important publication in the field of international relations.

After an introduction by H.E. Dr Peter Tomka, President of the International Court of Justice, the author gave an overview of the chapters in the book. He especially elaborated on Chapter Four: “Means of Foreign Policy” and Five: “Features of Foreign Policy of Small and New States”. How can small states achieve their goals?

Born in 1936 in Tržič in Slovenia, he received his PhD in International Law at the University of Ljubljana, he had a long diplomatic career in Slovenia, one of the smaller EU members, and worked in several international organizations.

His book reflects his vast experience in the Slovenian diplomatic service and the field of international law and will be a guide for professionals as well as students in international relations. The publisher kindly donated the book, signed by the author, to the Peace Palace Library.

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