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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
von Bogdandy, Armin: International Law on Pandemic Response: A First Stocktaking in Light of the Coronavirus Crisis. Max Planck Research Paper Series, 26 March 2020 (with Pedro Villarreal).

von Bogdandy, Armin: Critical Features of International Authority in Pandemic Response: The WHO in the COVID-19 Crisis, Human Rights and the Changing World Order. Max Planck Research Paper Series, 14 May 2020 (with Pedro Villarreal).


Villarreal, Pedro: Differential treatment in the International Health Regulations: Towards a nuanced perspective. In: Migration and Medicine. Karl Alber, München 2020, 157-171.

Golia, Angelo Jr: Responsabilità come ri-politicizzazione interna. Attori collettivi e processi sociali alla luce di una lettura del post-moderno. In: Etica & Politica/Ethics & Politics 20/2, 309-326 (2020).

Peters, Anne: Introduction: Animal Law in a Nutshell. In: Studies in Global Animal Law. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 2020, 1-13.

Stucki, Saskia: Towards a Theory of Legal Animal Rights: Simple and Fundamental Rights. In: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 40, (2020).

Hering, Laura: ‘Rectification’ and ‘Irrelevance’ in EU Direct Administrative Procedures: A Systematic and Comparative Analysis. In: European Public Law Vol. 26 Iss. 2, 331-362 (2020).

von Bogdandy, Armin: Reverse Solange 2.0: Die Durchsetzung europäischer Werte und die unions- und strafrechtliche Verantwortung nationaler Richter. In: Europarecht EuR 3, 301-331 (2020) (with Luke Dimitrios Spieker).

Jarrett, Martin: Causation in International Investment Law. Jus Mundi - Wiki Notes, 2020.

Moser, Carolyn: Accountability in a multi-jurisdictional order. In: Controlling EU Agencies. The Rule of Law in a Multi-jurisdictional Legal Order. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2020, 60-79 (with Gijs Jan Brandsma, ).

Publications 2019 / 2020