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EUFam's Project – Max Planck Institute Luxembourg hosted an International Seminar

In the framework of the European Commission-funded EUFam’s project, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg hosted an International Seminar to discuss new developments in the field of cross-border family law on the 12h of May 2017. Eighty-two judges, practitioners, academics, EU policy makers, and state officers, from 10 different countries, participated. They are all confronted to the EU family Regulations (Brussels IIa, Rome III, Maintenance, Successions) in their daily practice and therefore frui...


Call for Posters – “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea”

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) and the Luxembourg National Research Fund, will be hosting an international conference titled A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea in Luxembourg on 25-26 September 2017.
In conjunction with the conference panels, poster sessions will be held that are intended to offer PhD students and...


New book published: La competencia judicial internacional de los tribunales españoles en los casos de presunta infracción de derechos de patente by Arantxa Gandía Sellens

Patent rights aim to boost innovation; and innovation is the only way to achieve technological progress, which mainly finds its legal protection through patent rights. Thus, there is a need to set up a patent system that works very well and to put forward more solutions than problems identified for inventors and investors. The satisfactory protection of inventions is not only needed in substantive terms, but it is also necessary in procedural terms. In particular, it has been observed that the p...


Workshop: “The Making of Decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies”

On 30-31 March 2017, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law hosted the workshop “The Making of Decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies”. This workshop was the 4th organized within the framework of the pluriannual research project “The Making of Judicial and Arbitral Decisions” led by Prof. Hélène Ruiz Fabri.
The research project “The Making of Judicial and Arbitral Decisions” aims at investigating the mechanism/mechanic of the decision-making of adjudicatory b...


Research Fellow Michel Erpelding awarded with Doctoral degree

Michel Erpelding received the Doctoral degree from Sorbonne Law School - University Paris 1 with highest honours.