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Slovak heads court in The Hague

SLOVAK judge Peter Tomka was elected by his peers as President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on February 6 for a three-year term, the TASR newswire reported.

SLOVAK judge Peter Tomka was elected by his peers as President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on February 6 for a three-year term, the TASR newswire reported.

Tomka, age 55, became well-known when he defended Slovakia in a trial concerning the construction of the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros dam on the Danube River brought by Hungary. Tomka has been a judge of the ICJ since 2003 and was named vice-president in 2009.

The ICJ, with 15 members, is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

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Human trafficking also concerns Slovaks. They are mostly sold to the UK Photo

The focus has recently been shifting from women to men. They are sold into forced work, to carry out jobs nobody else wants to do.

Slovaks are mostly trafficked to Austria and Germany for forced begging.

Travelling to the USA by plane is extremely cheap

The low prices are impacted mostly by cheap oil and big competition in the market.

Midtown Manhattan, New York City

Writer Patrick Ness will meet readers in Bratislava today

Acclaimed author and screenwriter of the recently adapted novel A Monster Calls arrives in Bratislava to introduce his book More than this.

Patrick Ness

Investigator: We have cases where parents have sold their own daughters for sex Photo

The price of a human when trafficked on the black market is between €3,500 and €20,000.

Adrián Begáň