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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

Peters, Anne: COVID-19 as a Catalyst for the (Re-) Constitutionalisation of International Law: One Health – One Welfare. In: Crisis Narratives in International Law. Brill Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston 2022, 85-99.

Villarreal, Pedro: Infectious Diseases, in: Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by Christina Binder, Manfred Nowak, Jane A. Hofbauer and Philipp Janig – 2022 (forthcoming). MPIL Research Paper No. 2021-27, 12 December 2021.

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).


Emtseva, Julia: Collective Security Treaty Organization: Why are Russian Troops in Kazakhstan?. EJIL:Talk!, 13 January 2022.

Jorgensen, Malcolm Andrew: 'The Jurisprudence of the Rules-Based Order: Germany’s Indo-Pacific Guidelines and the South China Sea Code of Conduct'. KFG Working Paper Series, No. 49, 2021.

Ioannidis, Michael: Klimawandel und das Mandat der EZB: Potenzial und Grenzen des Beitrags der Geldpolitik zu einer europäischen grünen Politik. In: Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (EuZW) 32/24, 1061-1071 (2021) (with Chiara Zilioli).

Tuchtfeld, Erik: Referendarexamensklausur – Öffentliches Recht: Verfassungsrecht und Verwaltungsrecht – Das virtuelle Hausrecht. In: Juristische Schulung 1, 55-60 (2022) (with Laura Hering).

Mende, Janne: Public and Individual Interests. Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 7, 312-315 (2021).

Villarreal, Pedro: Pandemics, Expertise and Deliberation at the International Level. In: Pandemocracy in Europe: Power, Parliaments and People in Times of COVID-19. Hart Publishing, Oxford 2022, 227-242.

Schäfer, Raphael: Cynical International Law? Abuse and Circumvention in Public International and European Law. Springer, Berlin, 2021, 369 p. (with Dana Burchardt, Prisca Feihle, Alicia Köppen, Linus Mührel und Lena Riemer Björnstjern Baade, ed.).

Stucki, Saskia: World Lawyers' Pledge on Climate Action. In: Environmental Policy and Law 51, 371-376 (2021) (with Guillaume Futhazar, Tom Sparks, Bruce Ackerman, Fatou Bensouda, Lalit Bhasin, David R. Boyd, Chunghwan Choi, Martyn Day, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, Idayat Hassan, Donald W. Kaniaru, Helen Keller, Viviana Krsticevic, Antonio Oposa Jr., Anne Peters, Paulo Sérgio Pinto de Albuquerque, Flavia Piovesan, Caleb Pollard, Christina Voigt).

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