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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: Self-Defence Against Non-State Actors: Impulses from the Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War. In: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht / Heidelberg Journal of International Law 77, 1-93 (2017).

Goldmann, Matthias: From Public International to International Public Law: Translating World Public Opinion into International Public Authority. In: European Journal of International Law 28/1, 115-145 (2017) (with Armin von Bogdandy, Ingo Venzke).

Starski, Paulina: A Call for a Turn to the Meta- Level of International Law: Silence, the 'Interregnum', and the Conundrum of Ius Cogens. In: Self-defence Against Non-state Actors: Impulses from the Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War. SSRN, Heidelberg 2017, 75-78.

Oellers-Frahm, Karin: Proliferation. In: Research Handbook on International Courts and Tribunals. Edward Elgar Publishing, Celtenham, UK 2017, 299-336.

von Bogdandy, Armin: Neue Leute braucht das Land. In: Die Zeit, Nr. 13, 29 p., 23.03.2017 (with Michael Ioannidis).

Paris, Davide: Carrot and Stick. The Italian Constitutional Court’s Preliminary Reference in the Case Taricco. In: QIL - Questions of International Law 37, 5-20 (2017).

Dellavalle, Sergio: Il potere dell’Unione Europea (Public Power of the European Union). In: Teoria politica VI, 193-223 (2016).

Schwietzke, Joachim: The publication of treaty collections relating to China, Japan and Korea in the colonial era. In: Beida-guojifa-yu-bijiaofa-pinglun 13, 267-368 (2016) (with Peter Macalister-Smith).

Publications 2016 / 2017


Announcements

Saskia Stucki was awarded with the Felix Wankel Animal Welfare Research Junior Award 2017 of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich for her Dissertation Fundamental Rights for Animals.

Remedies against Immunity?

Reconciling International and Domestic Law after the Italian Constitutional Court’s Sentenza 238/2014, 11-13 May 2017, Villa Vigoni, Italy

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".

 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.