Julie Maupin has been appointed to the newly created FinTech Advisory Council of the German Ministry of Finance. The FinTech Council will meet twice yearly in Berlin to advise the Ministry of Finance on matters of digital financial technologies. In particular, the Council will help the Ministry keep abreast of new technological developments and understand their inherent potential, opportunities and risks. It will advise the Ministry, via a practice-informed dialogue, on appropriate regulatory frameworks to support digital finance innovation in Germany.
Paulina Starski has been awarded the interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholarship by the Daimler and Benz Foundation as one of 12 recipients for her externally funded research project "The Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law", which comprises her "Habilitation" for the years 2017/2018 in the amount of 40.000 Euro.
We express our sorrow at the passing of our External Academic Member Professor Tono Eitel who died on 25 June 2017.
Anne Peters delivered in March 2017 the Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lecture "Privatisation Under Public International Law"[more]
Professor Pedro Cruz Villalón former president of the Constitutional Court of Spain and Advocate General at the European Court of Justice has been awarded the Research Award of the Humboldt-Foundation and will be hosted by the MPIL.[more]
The Max Planck Society has appointed a new External Scientific Member, Professor Evelyne Lagrange to the MPIL.[more]
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted Dr. Anuscheh Farahat an Emmy-Noether-Fellowship.[more]
Paulina Starski has been awarded funding by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung for her postdoctoral research project “The Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law” as well as the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowship within the Laureate Research Program in International Law (“Civil War, Intervention, and International Law” ) at University of Melbourne Law School.
Anna Knoll, librarian at MPIL, has been awarded a recognition award by the Verein zur Förderung der Informationswissenschaft (VFI), honoring her master’s thesis on information professionals.
Professor Armin von Bogdandy has been awarded the Héctor Fix Zamudio Prize for International Legal Research 2015.
Professor Jochen Abr. Frowein has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class. The Austrian Ambassador presented the cross, on behalf of the President of Austria, during a reception at the Austrian Embassy in Berlin on 14 September. The presentation speech was delivered by Professor Christoph Grabenwarter.
We express our sorrow at the passing of Professor Ulrich Beyerlin who died on 28 August 2015 after a severe illness.
Anuscheh Farahat has been awarded the Hermann Mosler Prize, which is endowed with 1000 euros, by the German Society for International Law for her doctoral thesis "Progressive Inclusion".
Matthias Goldmann has been awarded a Freigeist Fellowship by VolkswagenFoundation for five years, to support work on his project Stability through Deliberation: Finance and Public Law.
The online application portal was activated in June 2017 (Application deadline was 1 June-31 July 2017).
The MPIL welcomed applications for the Internship Programme. Deadline 1st June.
The MPIL cordially congratulates the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Team of the University of Heidelberg to its success at the German National Rounds in Passau. The Team was ranked in third place and qualified itself for the International Rounds in Washington, D.C.. Traditionally, the Heidelberg Jessup Team is hosted at the MPIL in an effort to support the most promising next generation of public international lawyers in their educational and professional development.
Max Planck Trialogues Workshop: Self-defence against Non-state Actors, 4-5 November 2016[more]
The colloquium "Digital surveillance and cyber spying: French and German perspectives" took place on the 22nd and 23rd of September, 2016 in Paris (registration deadline: 21 September).[more]
Conference announcement: Between Aspirations and Realities: Strengthening the Legal Framework of the OSCE
The MPIL convenes on 13 July 2016 in Berlin an international conference, which will address the controversial legal status and institutional framework of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Further information is available here.
Registration is now open.
On 7th and 8th July 2016, Judge Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque (Portugal) from the European Court of Human Rights will be visiting the Institute. On Friday, 8th July, he will give a lunch talk in the Human Rights Discussion Group.
On June 1, 2016 an online-application was opened for applications for Institute Grants.
The Franco-German academic cooperation HeiParisMax established in 2015 now has its own website www.heiparismax.eu
Journal of the History of International Law, Workshop on the Legacy of the Russian Revolution in International Law
Max Planck Forum: How to Protect European Values - Assessing European Responses to Recent Reforms in Poland
14 March 2016, 19-20.30 h, BBAW, Berlin
A panel discussion with Adam Bodnar, Armin von Bogdandy, Christoph Grabenwarter and Renáta Uitz, moderated by Alexandra Kemmerer. In cooperation with Verfassungsblog.The event was broadcasted as live stream via Verfassungsblog.