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The Max Planck Master Class with Professor Dr. Christoph Möllers took place on the 13th-16th May 2019. 

The conference on "Politics and the Histories of International Law", organized by The Journal of the History of International Law (JHIL), took place on the 15-16 February 2019.


The Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War - Vol. IV: Intervention by Invitation took place on the 8th and 9th of November 2018.

The Rudolf Bernhardt Lecture with Prof. Eirik Bjorge on "The Contribution of the European Court of Human Rights to General International Law" took place on the 19th October 2018 

The Workshop on Health and the Environment in International Law: Actors, Norms and Responsibilities, took place on the 17th and 18th October 2018, at the MPIL.

The 7th Max Planck Master Class in International Law with Professor Dr. Manuel José Cepeda, took place on the 10th - 13th September 2018.

The Fourth Max Planck Young Legal Scholars‘ Forum took place at the MPIL on the 28th and 29th June 2018.

The MPIL invited the submission of proposals for a panel entitled “The Authoritarian Pushback and the Resilience of International Institutions” at the upcoming ICON Society annual conference in Hong Kong. Abstracts of up to 500 words could be sent until 20 January 2018 to .

For more information please see the attached pdf.

The young scholars’ conference “Historical Capitalism and International Law”, organised in cooperation with HeiParisMax, took place on 18-19 January 2018 at Sciences Po Law School, Paris.

Successful conference on the current rule of law crisis in the EU – Report now available

The MPIL is pleased  to present a report and material on the September 2017 conference hosted together with our partners at the Chair of European Law at the University of Warsaw. A publication will follow in 2018.


Max Planck Trialogues Workshop: the third Trialogue workshop, dealing with the international law on reparations for victims of armed conflict, took place on 10-11 November 2017.


"Protecting European Union Values: Breaches of Article 2 TEU and Their Consequences", Conference hosted by the MPIL and the University of Warsaw Faculty of Law and Administration, 14-15 September 2017.

Protecting and Advancing the Rule of Law in Europe, 28-30 June hosted at the MPIL.

The conference dealt with the ongoing crisis in the European Union regarding the protection of the rule of law in Member States and the measures proposed to deal with this crisis. We were delighted to welcome groups from both Hungary and Poland, including from the University of Warsaw, with which the institute will host a related conference in Warsaw in September (13-15 September). High-ranking members of several courts will also be attending.


The twelfth Franco-German Ph.D. seminar organised within the framework of the Deutsch-Französischen Doktorandenkollegs in partnership with the Franco-German program HeiParisMax, took place at the MPIL from the 7th to the 9th of June 2017.


Professor J. H. H. Weiler (NYU) taught the 6th Max Planck Master Class in International Law (15-18 May 2017) on "How to Read Decisions of the European Court of Justice".

Remedies against Immunity?

The Conference "Reconciling International and Domestic Law after the Italian Constitutional Court’s Sentenza 238/2014", took place 11 – 13 May 2017 at Villa Vigoni, Italy.

Max Planck Trialogues Workshop: The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law, took place 30-31 March 2017.



From 6-7 December 2016 the Seminario Latinoamericano - "El Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina y las estructuras del Estado" took place at the Max- Planck- House

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Max Planck Trialogues Workshop: Self-defence against Non-state Actors, took place 4-5 November 2016.