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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

Stucki, Saskia: Grundrechte für Tiere: Eine Kritik des geltenden Tierschutzrechts und rechtstheoretische Grundlegung von Tierrechten im Rahmen einer Neupositionierung des Tieres als Rechtssubjekt. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2016, 445 p..

Starski, Paulina: Die „Große Koalition“ als Problem des Verfassungsrechts – Recht auf effektive Opposition vs. Gleichheit der Abgeordneten. In: Die öffentliche Verwaltung (DÖV) 18, 750-761 (2016).

von Bogdandy, Armin: ¿En nombre de quién? Una teoría de derecho público sobre la actividad judicial internacional. Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2016, 402 p. (with Ingo Venzke).

Peters, Anne: The Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Europe. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2016, 342 p. (with Isabelle Ley).

Schäfer, Raphael: Einführung in das internationale Investitionsschutzrecht. In: JuS 9, 795-799 (2016).

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).

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

Publications 2015 / 2016


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

Apply now to participate as engaged listener at  the conference “Remedies against Immunites”. Deadline: 1 November 2016.

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.

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.