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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

Villarreal, Pedro: La emergencia sanitaria por el virus del Zika en el marco de la OMS: un panorama plagado de incertidumbres 2016.

Ragone, Sabrina: L. Pegoraro, G. Pavani (eds.), S. Ragone (coord.), El guardián de las elecciones. El control electoral en perspectiva comparadaUniversidad Libre, Bogotá, Colombia, 2015.

Oellers-Frahm, Karin: Provisional Measures in Interpretation Proceedings. In: Shielding Humanity. Brill Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston 2015, 61-84.

Peters, Anne: Simple international rights, global constitutionalism, and scholarly methods – A rejoinder to comments on “Beyond Human Rights” 2016.

Linden, Mieke van der: Redressing Colonial Wrongs? 2015.

Antpöhler, Carlino: Enhancing European Democracy in Times of Crisis? The Proposal to Politicise the Election of the European Commission's President. In: What Form of Government for the European Union and the Eurozone. Hart, Oxford 2015, 217-232.

Farahat, Anuscheh: Solidarität und Inklusion: Umstrittene Dimensionen der Unionsbürgerschaft. In: Die öffentliche Verwaltung (DÖV) 2, 45-55 (2016).

Goldmann, Matthias: Constitutional Pluralism as Mutually Assured Discretion. The Court of Justice, the German Federal Constitutional Court, and the ECB. In: Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 23/1, 119-135 (2016).

Publications 2015 / 2016


Anna Knoll (née Lamparter), librarian at MPIL, has been awarded a recognition award by the Verein zur Förderung der Informationswissenschaft (VFI), honoring her master’s thesis on information professionals.

Max Planck Masterclass 2016: Michael Zürn, "Global Governance in Hard Times"

Open Call Masterclass 2016 (PDF, 98.4 KB)

Journal of the History of International Law, Workshop on the Legacy of the Russian Revolution in International Law

Call for engaged listeners (PDF, 150.4 KB)
Programme (PDF, 144.0 KB)

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.