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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: The Rise and Decline of the International Rule of Law and the Job of Scholars. In: The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2019, 56-65.

Neumann, Eva: Europäische Einigkeit in Action: Menschenwürde im Strafvollzug. Völkerrechtsblog, 31 October 2019.

Ebert, Franz Christian: Increasing the Social Sustainability of Trade Agreements in Terms of Labour Standards: Insights from the TPP Experience. In: Sustainable Trade, Investment and Finance. Toward Responsible and Coherent Regulatory Frameworks. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2019, 83-108.

Kreuzer, Leonhard: Hobbesscher Naturzustand im Cyberspace? Enge Grenzen der Völkerrechtsdurchsetzung bei Cyberangriffen. In: Cyberwar – die Digitalisierung der Kriegsführung. Springer, Wiesbaden 2019, 63-86.

Kemmerer, Alexandra: Im Kalten Krieg der Geschlechter: Mythos und Recht, Poetik und Politik in Christa Wolfs Kassandra-Projekt. Literatur- und rechtswissenschaftliche Perspektiven. MPIL Research Paper Series 2019-21, 2019 (with Doren Wohlleben).

Goldmann, Matthias: Das German Law Journal: Open Access als Element eines wissenschaftlichen Programms. In: Open Access in der Rechtswissenschaft, Sonderheft "Rechtswissenschaft". Nomos, Baden-Baden 2019, 112-122.

Spieker, Luke Dimitrios: Countering the Judicial Silencing of Critics: Article 2 TEU Values, Reverse Solange, and the Responsibilities of National Judges. In: European Constitutional Law Review 15, 391-426 (2019) (with Armin von Bogdandy).

Eichberger, Fabian: Nord Stream 2: Arbitration Notices From Moscow. Völkerrechtsblog, 01 October 2019.

Publications 2018 / 2019


Call for Papers, Deadline 24th November 2019

Workshop: Contested Norms of International Peace and Security Law,

7th – 8th May 2020.


Call for Engaged Listeners, Deadline 30th November 2019

International Authors' Workshop The Individual in International Law - History and Theory,

25th - 26th June 2020


MPIL Journalist in Residence Fellowship 2020, Deadline 8th December 2019

The Institute invites journalists to join our academic community and to work on a freely chosen project.