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At the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, scholars pursue research relating to basic issues and current developments in the areas of public international law, European Union law, and the constitutional and administrative law of individual states, together with numerous visiting scholars from all over the world. In its fields, our library is the largest in Europe and one of the most comprehensive in the world.

Recent Publications

von Bogdandy, Armin: New Forces for the Greek State: Comments on Comments. In: VerfBlog, 19.03.2017 (with Michael Ioannidis).

Ziebritzki, Catharina: Humanitäre Visa für Flüchtlinge. Teil 2: Wirklich keine Angelegenheit der EU? In: Verfassungsblog 09 March, (2017).

Goldmann, Matthias: International Investment Law and Financial Regulation: Towards a Deliberative Approach. In: International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2017, 57-85.

Peters, Anne: International Organizations and International Law. In: The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2016, 33-59.

Askin, Elif: Due Diligence Obligation in Times of Crisis: A Reflection by the Example of International Arms Transfers In: EJIL Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law, 2017.

Kemmerer, Alexandra: Die UNO als Kopie antiker Vorbilder? Vom Nutzen und Nachteil eines Anachronismus In: Völkerrechtsblog, 18. Januar 2017, doi: 10.17176/20170118-091051., 2017.

Maupin, Julie: The G20 Countries Should Engage with Blockchain Technologies to Build an Inclusive, Transparent, and Accountable Digital Economy for All In: T20 Policy Insights Brief, 2017.

Starski, Paulina: Imperial Colonialism in the Genesis of International Law – Anomaly or Time of Transition? In: Journal on the History of International Law 19, 50-69 (2017).

Publications 2016 / 2017


Julie Maupin has been appointed to the newly created FinTech Advisory Council of the German Ministry of Finance.

Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War

Vol. II - The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law, 30-31 March 2017

Professor J. H. H. Weiler (NYU) teaches the 6th Max Planck Master Class in International Law (15-18 May 2017) on "How to Read Decisions of the European Court of Justice".

"Article 7 TEU, the EU Rule of Law Framework and EU Values: Powers, Procedures, Implications", Conference by the MPIL and the University of Warsaw Faculty of Law and Administration, 13-15 September 2017.

Institute Grants

The online application portal will be activated in June 2017 (Application deadline 1 June-31 July 2017).

New Building

Our Institute is gaining additional space. In connection with expansion and renovation, major construction is currently taking place both inside and outside the building. Disruptions and restrictions on entry can be expected until mid 2017. We kindly request your understanding and patience regarding the temporary inconvenience.