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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: Ius Constitutionale Commune Na América Latina. Volume I: Marco ConceptualJuruá Editora, Curitiba, 2016, 149 p. (with Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flávia Piovesan, Hrsg.).

Starski, Paulina: The Kunduz Affair and the German State Liability Regime – The Federal Court of Justice’s Turn to Anachronism. In: EJIL talk! 12/05, 1-4 (2016).

Grote, Rainer: Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab SpringOxford University Press, New York, 2016, 953 p..

Peters, Anne: Tierwohl als globales Gut: Regulierungsbedarf und -chancen. In: Rechtswissenschaft: Tiere und Recht, 363-387 (2016).

Soley, Ximena: also. In: Construcción de un Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina. Contexto, estándares e impacto a la luz de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. UNAM-OEA-MPI, Puebla 2016, 459-484.

Steininger, Silvia Karin: A Discourse Theoretical Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Towards a Democratic Financial Order. In: German Law Journal 17(5), 709-746 (2016) (with Matthias Goldmann).

Goldmann, Matthias: Yale Journal of International LawSpecial Edition on Sovereign Debt, vol. 41 issue 2, 2016, 261 p. (with Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Hrsg.).

Stucki, Saskia: Die Nutzung kommt vor dem Schutz - und andere Lehren aus der neuen Küken-Rechtsprechung. In: Rechtswissenschaft 7, 521-541 (2016).

Publications 2015 / 2016


Apply now to participate as engaged listener at  the conference Remedies against Immunites. New Deadline: 15 December 2016.

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 the end of the year. We kindly request your understanding and patience regarding the temporary inconvenience.