Max Planck Encyclopedia
International Procedural Law

Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law

In 2015, the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the supervision of Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri, has started designing the web-based “Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law” (EiPro).


EiPro aims at providing a comprehensive study of international law by examining it from a procedural perspective. The Encyclopedia aims to reflect the current state of legal and interdisciplinary research in the field, as well as promote cutting-edge research in this under-explored area in order to fill the current void of studies focusing on international procedure. The scope of the project will not be limited to the procedural rules themselves but will also include those who make and implement them.


The full Encyclopedia, featuring at least 1,000 articles, is written by scholars from around the world in order to guarantee the highest standards of quality and diversity. EiPro will be published online on the Oxford Public International Law (OPIL) Portal.

Over 50 top-level academics and practitioners, including international judges and arbitrators, accepted to be members of the Encyclopedia's Scientific Advisory Board and will act as peer-reviewers of EiPro's entries.


Thanks to a broad variety of fields of expertise gathered within the scientific and editorial team, procedure is analysed according to various angles: historical, sociological, criminal, economical, human rights, investment law, environmental.

A specific online platform has been developed in order to facilitate the collaborative and simultaneous work of the multicultural and interdisciplinary research team.

We expect that EiPro's design, method and style will make it appealing to a wide audience.

For any further information, please contact Arlyne Moinier-Vandeventer, EiPro Project Manager |