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Prof. Alexander Proelß and Prof. Alina Miron
“United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary”

Prof. Alina Miron interviewed Prof. Proelß on his book: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary
On 12 September 2017, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law hosted a book launch of the recently published United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary (Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2017) edited by Professor Alexander Proelß (University of Trier). The event took the form of an interview conducted by Professor Alina Miron (University of Angers).
The conver...


ESIL’s Young Scholar Prize awarded to Joshua Paine’s article

It is with great pleasure to announce that the MPI’s Senior Research Fellow, Joshua Paine, has been selected as the 2017 winner of the European Society of International Law’s Young Scholar Prize for his paper entitled “Evaluating the Distinctive Contribution of International Adjudication as a Global Public Good”.
The ESIL’s Young Scholar Prize is awarded for the best paper submitted to the ESIL annual conference by an early-career scholar (defined as within two years of their PhD defence). As p...


Workshop with Max Schrems, Professor Hess, Professor Hoffman and Mr Proksch

On the 19th of July 2017, Max Schrems visited the MPI along with his lawyers following the hearing of a case at the CJEU C-496/16 Schrems. In 2014, Mr. Schrems brought a collective action against Facebook Ireland Ltd before the district court in Vienna, the court for the place in which he is domiciled as a consumer per Art.16 Brussels I Regulation. In order to bring this Austrian-style collective action – in which numerous violations of EU privacy laws are alleged – Mr. Schrems had created an ap...


Research Fellow Dalia Palombo awarded with Doctoral degree

It is a great pleasure to congratulate Dr Dalia Palombo, currently a Research Fellow at the MPI Luxembourg for Procedural Law, Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, for having been awarded the Doctoral degree by Maastricht University. In addition, the Board of the Faculty of Law has nominated her for the Annual Max Van Der Stoel Human Rights Award, a prize competition for human rights thesis in the Netherlands and Flanders.
On 30 June 2017 Dalia Palombo successfully defended h...


Michel Erpelding wins award for his PhD dissertation

Dr Michel Erpelding, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, has been awarded the Varenne University Institute’s Dissertation Prize for his doctoral thesis on the prohibition of slavery.
Since 1989 the Varenne University Institute (VUI) has promoted the diffusion of knowledge in law and social sciences through its annual thesis competition.
Dr Michel Erpelding’s dissertation won the 2017 edition in the category “Domestic, European and international pr...