Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law

In September 2019, Oxford University Press will start publishing the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (EiPro) online.

This Encyclopedia is directed by Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

Content covered by EiPro

This encyclopedia intends to collect information and knowledge about many aspects of international procedural law, situating adjudicative means of dispute settlement at its core.

Negotiation, mediation and conciliation as well as political and administrative procedures will also form part of the Encyclopedia’s scope.

With a provisional list of more than 1,000 entries, EiPro aims to map the field of international procedural law with full scholarly articles detailing:

  • Procedure within specific international courts and organizations;
  • Comparative analyses of families of institutions and procedural issues;
  • Theoretical subjects;
  • Historical topics.

Readership of the Encylopedia

EiPro has been conceived as a resource for a global audience of academics, students and practitioners interested in international procedural law.

EiPro contributors

EiPro benefits from contributions by a large number of international experts in the field who, upon invitation, agree to author signed in-depth articles of about 20 pages on both well-established and cutting-edge topics.

EiPro also profits from the wealth of expertise of its editors and reviewers who supervise the coverage and content of each article and of the whole work.

Accessing EiPro

The primary format of this encyclopedia is web-based, offering:

  • A powerful search engine facilitating access to any topic;
  • Print-friendly PDFs available for each article;
  • Hyperlinked cross-references to other related entries.

EiPro is available on the Oxford Public International Law (OPIL) portal alongside the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (EPIL). Users are able to simultaneously access both Encyclopedias, which operate as distinct and mutually reinforcing sections of the OPIL portal.

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