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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

Peters, Anne: Par-delà la hiérarchie des ordres juridiques - Le pluralisme ordonné vu d'Allemagne. In: Traité des rapports entre ordres juridiques. LGDJ, Issy-les-Moulineaux 2016, 1631-1651.

von Bogdandy, Armin: European Law Beyond ‘Ever Closer Union’ Repositioning the Concept, its Thrust and the EJC’s Comparative Methodology. In: European Law Journal 22/4, 519-538 (2016).

Paris, Davide: Il caso Stamina fra indipendenza della magistratura e governo dei giudici. Riflessioni a margine di una delibera del CSM. In: Rivista italiana di medicina legale 3, 1321-1343 (2016).

Marxsen, Christian: The Crimean Crisis from an International Law Perspective. In: Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal (KMLPJ) 2, 13-36 (2016).

Kunz, Raffaela: Open Access on the shores of international legal scholarship In: Völkerrechtsblog, 2016 (with Michael Riegner).

Volpe, Valentina: An Emerging Right to a “Gay” Family Life? The Case Oliari v. Italy in a Comparative Perspective. In: German Law Journal 3, 451-486 (2016) (with Sabrina Ragone).

Starski, Paulina: Der "schweigende Staat" und die Dynamik des Gewaltverbots - "Normative Volatilität" und "Legislative Verantwortung". In: Pfadabhängigkeit hoheitlicher Ordnungsmodelle, Tagungsband zur 56. Assistententagung Öffentliches Recht. Nomos, Baden-Baden 2016, 267-293.

Ebert, Franz Christian: Labour Law and Trade Policy: What Implications for Economic and Human Development?. In: Labour Regulation and Development: Socio-Legal Perspectives. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham/Northampton 2016, 82-126 (with David Cheong).

Publications 2015 / 2016


Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War

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

If your are interested to participate as an engaged listener, please respond to our call. Deadline 15 February 2017.

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation has awarded a grant for the conference Remedies against Immunity? convened by Anne Peters and Valentina Volpe in May 2017 at Villa Vigoni, Lake Como.

The twelfth Franco-German Ph.D. seminar organised within the framework of the Deutsch-Französischen Doktorandenkollegs in partnership with the Franco-German program HeiParisMax, will take place at the MPIL from the 7th to the 9th of June 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.