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Legal Director Presents at Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law

Friday, 13 September, 2019
The Director General of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mariana Durney, spoke this Thursday, September 12, at the Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, held in Athens, Greece.
The conference was opened by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, in the Hall of Honour of the University of Athens. Chile's Ambassador to Greece, Ximena Ares, was invited to the ceremony and also attended as a participant in the meeting.
The Society chose to reflect and debate this year topic "Sovereignty: A Concept in a State of Flux?". The Conference brought together nearly 90 speakers from more than 30 countries, including judges from the International Court of Justice, the Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, members of the International Law Commission and other United Nations bodies, judges from national supreme courts and legal directors from ministries of foreign affairs and international organizations, among other academics and lawyers, registering more than 500 participants from all over the world.
Ambassador Durney, in her capacity as DIGEJUR, academic, and member of the Society, was invited by the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Professor Photini Pazartis, to exhibit at the forum “Challenging Sovereignty: Contested Statehood”. In this forum, she shared the stage with Lulia Motoc, a renowned Judge of the European Court of Human Rights and the academics Marko Milanovic from the University of Nottingham and Helena Torroja Mateu from the University of Barcelona.