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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

Ziebritzki, Catharina: Chaos in Chios: Legal questions regarding the administrative procedure in the Greek Hotspots. In: eumigrationlawblog 26 July, (2016).

Marxsen, Christian: International Law in Crisis - Russia's Struggle for Recognition. In: German Yearbook of International Law 58 (2015), 11-48 (2016).

Peters, Anne: Fragmentation and Constitutionalization. In: The Oxford Handbook of The Theory of International Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2016, 1011-1031.

Farahat, Anuscheh: § 97 Das Bundesverfassungsgericht. In: Ius Publicum Europaeum VI (Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Europa). C.F. Müller, Heidelberg 2016, 81-158.

Askin, Elif: Blackmarketing "Bundeswehr" Weapons in Northern Iraq: Applying a Due Diligence Approach to Arms Transfers? In: Völkerrechtsblog, 2016.

Kunz, Raffaela: The Italian Constitutional Court and ‘Constructive Contestation’: A Miscarried Attempt? In: Journal of International Criminal Justice 14/3, 621-627 (2016).

Stucki, Saskia: Die Nutzung kommt vor dem Schutz - Kritische Anmerkungen zur neuen "Küken-Rechtsprechung" (Teil II). In: JuWissBlog 26. Juli, (2016).

Starski, Paulina: Der Körperschaftsstatus von Religionsgemeinschaften. In: Kirche und Recht (KuR) 1, 51-68 (2016).

Publications 2015 / 2016


The Max Planck Society has appointed a new External Scientific Member, Professor Evelyne Lagrange to the MPIL.

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 German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted Dr. Anuscheh Farahat an Emmy-Noether-Fellowship.

The Max Planck Society appointed Professor Heike Krieger (Freie Universität Berlin) as Max Planck Fellow at the MPIL.


11. Treffen der Alumni des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht

09/16/2016—09/17/2016 | Palais Prinz Carl, Kornmarkt 1, 69117 Heidelberg und Konferenzzentrum Max-Planck-Haus, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße 36, 69120 Heidelberg

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Rudolf Bernhardt Lecture: Orsolya Salát

09/16/2016 | Prinz Carl Palais, Kornmarkt 1, Heidelberg

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Karl Doehring Lecture: Thomas Buergenthal (George Washington University Law School)

11/03/2016 | Prinz Carl Palais, Kornmarkt 1, Heidelberg

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Max Planck Trialogues Workshop: Self-defence against non-state actors

11/04/2016—11/05/2016 | Raum 014

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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.