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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

Villarreal, Pedro A.: The Security Council and COVID-19 - Towards a Medicalization of International Peace and Security. ESIL Reflections COVID-19 Series, Vol. 9 Issue 6. February 2021.

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

Morales Antoniazzi, Mariela: Once More on Judicial Resilience: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights Re-sponds to the Revictimizing Challenge of Colombia in the Case of Jineth Bedoya Lima and Other. OpinioJuris, 2021 (with Silvia Steininger).

von Bogdandy, Armin: Gemeinwohl im Völkerrecht. Eine Theorie internationaler öffentlicher Gewalt. In: Normative Ordnungen. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2021, 300-328 (with Matthias Goldmann, Ingo Venzke).

Peters, Anne: Animals in International Law. Brill Nijhoff, Leiden, 2021, 641 p.

Kriener, Florian: Cyber Space, Sovereignty and the Intricacies of International Law-Making. Völkerrechtsblog, 2021.

Stucki, Saskia: Beyond Animal Warfare Law: Humanizing the "War on Animals" and the Need for Complementary Animal Rights. MPIL Research Paper Series No. 2021-10, 2021.

Kemmerer, Alexandra: Räume, Rollen, Reflexionen. Verfassungsrecht als öffentliches Recht. Verfassungsblog (Symposium "Verfassungsrechtliche Expertise im öffentlichen Raum"), 08 April 2021.

Villarreal, Pedro: Beware of Procedural Perils: Towards a Treaty on Pandemic Preparedness and Response. Völkerrechtsblog, 14 April 2021.

Steininger, Silvia Karin: From the margins to the center – can social movements save international investment law? A comment to Moshe Hirsch. Völkerrechtsblog, 2021.

Publications 2020 / 2021


Coronavirus Update - Please Note! 


Internship Programme - The application deadline for the term November 2021 - April 2022 will be 1st June 2021.

Applications for a Max Planck Fellowship in 2022 in the research area of Professor Anne Peters may be submitted from 1st June until 31st July 2021.