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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: Privacy, Rechtsstaatlichkeit, and the Legal Limits on Extraterritorial Surveillance. In: Privacy and Power - A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2017, 145-179.

von Bogdandy, Armin: 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 Matthias Goldmann, Ingo Venzke).

Kemmerer, Alexandra: Grenzenloses Recht. Dem Völkerrechtshistoriker Jörg Fisch zum 70. Geburtstag. In: Völkerrechtsblog, doi: 10.17176/201704 p., 28.04.2017.

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.

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).

Publications 2016 / 2017


Announcements

The MPIL welcomes now applications for the Internship Programme. Deadline 1st June.

The twelfth Franco-German Ph.D. seminar organised within the framework of the Deutsch-Französischen Doktorandenkollegs in partnership with the Franco-German program HeiParisMax, will take place at the MPIL from the 7th to the 9th of June 2017.

 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.