Judge, Constitutional Court of Slovenia
Ernest Petrič is Slovenian judge, jurist, professor, and diplomat. He began his career at the Institute for National Issues. From 1967 to 1972, he served on the Executive Council of the Slovene government. He was with the University of Ljubljana from 1976 to 1988 in capacity of professor, vice dean and finally dean. He has been the ambassador to India, the US and Austria and a permanent representative/ambassador to the UN and numerous other international organisations such as OSCE and ODC. He also presided over the Council of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is a member of the UN International Law Commission. He served as President of the Commission from 2008 to 2009. He has published numerous articles and treatises in domestic and foreign professional journals, and six books, four in the field of international law.