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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

Goldmann, Matthias: Foreign Investment, Sovereign Debt, and Human Rights. In: Sovereign Debt and Human Rights. OUP, Oxford 2018, 129-145.

von Bogdandy, Armin: Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum. Band VIII: Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit in Europa: Institutionen und Verfahren. C.F.Müller Verlag, Heidelberg, 2019, 940 p. (with Peter M. Huber, Lena Marcusson, ed.).

Sánchez, Lucas: Supervisión de la ejecución de sentencias. Un análisis comparado de los sistemas europeo e interamericano de derechos humanos. In: Anuario de Derecho Constitucional Latinoamericano Año XXIV, 275-309 (2018).

Ebert, Franz Christian: Debt Crises, Economic Adjustment, and Labour Standards. In: Sovereign Debt and Human Rights. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2018, 284-302 (with Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky).

Kunz, Raffaela: Voting down international law? Lessons from Switzerland for compensatory constitutionalism In: Völkerrechtsblog, 2018 (with Anne Peters).

Krenn, Christoph: Artikel 4 EUV - Prinzipien der föderativen Grundstruktur. In: Das Recht der Europäischen Union. C.H.Beck, München 2018, 1-50 (with Stephan Schill).

Peters, Anne: Die Verfahren beim EGMR In: MPIL Research Paper Series No. 2018-33, 2018 (with Tilmann Altwicker).

Sparks, Tom: Statehood in an Era of Sinking Islands. In: Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice. Routledge, Abingdon 2019, 83-99.

Publications 2018 / 2019


The Institute will be closed from 22nd December through 6th January 2019.

Paulina Starski is upon proposal of the President of the Max Planck Society now listed as an excellent female researcher in the interdisciplinary database AcademiaNet

The Journal of the History of International Law (JHIL) organises a conference on "Politics and the Histories of International Law", in Heidelberg, 15–16 February 2019.


Theory Talks with Dr. Guillaume Futhazar

01/17/2019 | Room 014

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Theory Talks with Professor Sundhya Pahuja

02/14/2019 | Room 038

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Conference "Politics and the Histories of International Law"

02/15/2019—02/16/2019 | Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

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Heidelberger Salon

07/03/2019 | Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin

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