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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

Ioannidis, Michael: Europe’s new Transformations: How the EU economic constitution changed during the Eurozone Crisis. In: Common Market Law Review 53/5, 1237-1316 (2016).

Starski, Paulina: Silence within the Process of Normative Change and Evolution of the Prohibition on the Use of Force - Normative Volatility and Legislative Responsibility. In: MPIL Research Paper Series,. In: MPIL Research Paper Series 20, 1-49 (2016).

Kemmerer, Alexandra: Editing Rosa. Luxemburg, the Revolution, and the Politics of Infantilization. In: European Journal of International Law 27 (2016) 3, 853-864 (2016).

Peters, Anne: Völkerrecht: Allgemeiner Teil. Schulthess, Zürich, 2016, 438 p..

Goldmann, Matthias: Democracy and Financial Order - Legal PerspectivesGerman Law Journal, special issue, vol. 17, issue 5, 2016, 705-906 p. (with Silvia Steininger, Hrsg.).

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..

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).

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

Publications 2015 / 2016


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.


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 | Conference Center "Max Planck Haus", Heidelberg, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Strasse 36

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ILA Committee on the Use of Force

02/17/2017—02/18/2017 | Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht

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Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War vol. II-The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law

03/30/2017—03/31/2017 | 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.