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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: Passportisation: Risks for international law and stability. EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law, 09 May 2019.

Golia, Angelo: Seguito delle additive di principio e auto-produzione del sistema giuridico. In: Giurisprudenza costituzionale 5, 2186-2215 (2018).

Ziebritzki, Catharina: Dublin-III-Verordnung, Fristen, Familieneinheit, Rechtsbehelf. Anmerkung zu VG Münster vom 20.12.2018, 2 L 989/18.A. In: Zeitschrift für Ausländerrecht und Ausländerpolitik 2, 74-80 (2019).

von Bogdandy, Armin: La construcción de la autoridad judicial: una comparación entre la Corte Constitucional italiana y el Tribunal Constitucional Federal alemán. In: Revista Derecho del Estado 43, 5-24 (2019) (with Davide Paris).

Beinlich, Leander: Germany and its Involvement in the US Drone Programme before German Administrative Courts. EJIL: Talk!, 08 April 2019.

Ebert, Franz Christian: The Renegotiated "NAFTA": What is in it for Labor Rights?. EJIL: Talk!, 11 October 2018.

Moser, Carolyn: Two Become One? On the Civil–Military Amalgamation of the CSDP. Verfassungsblog, 2019.

Marxsen, Christian: Kommentar zur Rede Wladimir Putins vom 18. März 2014., 18 March 2019.

Publications 2018 / 2019


Anne Peters has been appointed as Chairwoman of the German Society of International Law.

Carolyn Moser‘s dissertation has been awarded the Otto Hahn medal.


Global Constitutionalism from European and East Asian Perspectives. Book Launch Event

06/12/2019 | Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung Berlin (WZB), Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin

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Theory Talks with Kanad Bagchi

06/27/2019 | Room 037

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Heidelberger Salon

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

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Theory Talks with Professor Isabel Feichtner

07/25/2019 | Room 037

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Max Planck-Cambridge Prize

The MPIL and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law will launch the Max Planck-Cambridge Prize for International Law in Heidelberg on 15th November 2019.