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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

Goldmann, Matthias: Human Rights and Democracy in Economic Policy Reform: The European COVID-19 Response under Scrutiny. International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 24 (2020), Special Issue on Human Rights and Economic Reform, 06.08.2020.

Pobjie, Erin: Covid-19 as a threat to international peace and security: The role of the UN Security Council in addressing the pandemic. EJIL: Talk!, 27.07.2020.


Schmalz, Dana: Refugees, Democracy and the Law. Political Rights at the Margins of the State. Routledge, London/New York, 2020, 184 p..

Tuchtfeld, Erik: Introducing Völkerrechtsblog 3.0. Völkerrechtsblog, 14 September 2020 (with Raffaela Kunz, Christian Pogies).

Kemmerer, Alexandra: Unselds öffentliches Recht. Wie das "Kursbuch für Juristen" scheiterte. In: Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte XIV/3, 91-102 (2020).

Peters, Anne: La corrupción como una violación de derechos humanos. In: Revista del Centro de Estudios Constitucionales 10, 123-185 (2020).

Villarreal, Pedro: Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation in der COVID-19 Pandemie. Über internationale öffentliche Gewalt in der Krise. In: ZaöRV 2, 293-324 (2020) (with Armin von Bogdandy).

von Bogdandy, Armin: International Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America. In: American Journal of International Law 3, 403-442 (2020) (with René Uruena).

Schäfer, Raphael: Soft law im System des Völkerrechts. In: JuS 9, 827-831 (2020).

Spieker, Luke Dimitrios: Breathing Life into the Union’s Common Values: On the Judicial Application of Article 2 TEU in the EU Value Crisis. In: German Law Journal 20, 1182-1213 (2019).

Publications 2019 / 2020