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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

COVID-19 pandemic

Pobjie, Erin: COVID-19 and the Scope of the UN Security Council’s Mandate to Address Non-Traditional Threats to International Peace and Security. Heidelberg Journal of International Law / Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 1, 117-146 (2021).

Peters, Anne: Die Pandemie und das Völkerrecht. Jahrbuch des öffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart 69, 685-704 (2021).


Kriener, Florian: En búsqueda de resiliencia: ¿Cómo controlar el desequilibrio del poder?. Agenda de Estado Derecho, 2021 (with Alina Ripplinger).

Jenner, Paula: The incident of the HMS Defender off the coast of Crimea. EJIL:Talk!, 28 July 2021.

Steininger, Silvia Karin: With or Without You: Suspension, Expulsion, and the Limits of Membership Sanctions in Regional Human Rights Regimes. In: Heidelberg Journal of International Law/Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 81 (2), 533-566 (2021).

Mende, Janne: Norm Convergence and Collision in Regime Overlaps. Business and Human Rights in the UN and the EU. In: Globalizations online first, (2021).

Sparks, Tom: Transparency Procedures. In: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law, second edn.. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2021, 904-919 (with Anne Peters).

Kemmerer, Alexandra: Zurechnung und Verantwortung. In: Uraufführung "Ökozid". Ein Modellversuch von Andres Veiel und Jutta Doberstein (Programmheft). Württembergische Staatstheater Stuttgart, Stuttgart 2021, 14-17.

Hoff, Anneloes: Reducing is Caring: The Dutch Climate Case against Shell. Völkerrechtsblog, 25 June 2021 (with Angelo Jr Golia).

Emtseva, Julia: Transition Without Justice? The Return of the Taliban and the Quest for Truth, Accountability, and Reparations. Opinio Juris, 08 September 2021.

2021