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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: Die Pandemie und das Völkerrecht (The Pandemic and Public International Law). MPIL Research Paper No. 2021 - 03. 9 February 2021.

Von Bogdandy, Armin; Villarreal, Pedro: The EU's and UK's Self-Defeating Vaccine Nationalism. Verfassungsblog - On Matters Constitutional. 30 January 2021.


Peters, Anne: Cristián Correa/Shuichi Furuya/Clara Sandoval, Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflicts – Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War Vol. 3. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2020, VIII+294 p. (with Christian Marxsen, ed.).

Kemmerer, Alexandra: Der lange Schatten des Kolonialismus: Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness. Eine völkerrechtliche Perspektive. In: Krise(n) der Moderne. Über Literatur und Zeitdiagnostik. Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg 2021, 149-160.

von Bogdandy, Armin: Protecting Fundamental Rights Beyond the Charter: Repositioning the Reverse Solange Doctrine in Light of the CJEU's Article 2 TEU Case-Law. In: EU Law in the Member States: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Member States. Hart Publishing, Oxford 2020, 525-546 (with Luke Dimitrios Spieker).

Schmalz, Dana: Interview: "Das Flüchtlingsrecht ist eine notwendige Zumutung". In: Zeit-online, 09.02.2021.

Wentker, Alexander: Die amerikanische Ausnahme [The American Exception]. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), 08.02.2021, p. 15 (with Richard Dören).

Villarreal, Pedro: El 'vacunacionalismo' contraproducente de la UE y el Reino Unido. Agenda Pública, 08 February 2021 (with Armin von Bogdandy).

Dören, Richard: Die amerikanische Ausnahme. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 08 February 2021 (with Alexander Wentker).

Morales Antoniazzi, Mariela: Test Democrático Interamericano frente al COVID-19. Instituto de Estudios Constitucionales del Estado de Querétaro-MPIL-DFG, Querétaro, 2021, 363 p.

Publications 2020 / 2021