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Professor Burkhard Hess elected Associé de l’Institut de Droit International.

On 26 August 2019, the members of the Institut de Droit International elected Professor Burkhard Hess as Associate to the Institut at its 79th session at The Hague. Becoming an associate (and – later on – a member) of the Institut de Droit International is one of the most prestigious distinctions for scholars specializing in private and/or public international law. The election of Professor Hess demonstrates the visibility of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg as an important academic research ...


New book published:
Privatizing Dispute Resolution
edited by Loïc Cadiet, Burkhard Hess & Marta Requejo Isidro

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is pleased to announce the publication of a new book on Privatizing Dispute Resolution.
This book collects the proceedings of the 3rd IAPL-MPI Post-Doctoral Summer School which was held in Luxembourg from July 1st to 4th, 2018. The overarching topic was privatizing dispute resolution, trends and limits. The notion of privatizing dispute resolution was understood in a broad sense.
The Summer School aims at bringing together outstanding young post-doctoral res...


Professor Hess is a new Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law

Professor Hess, director at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, is a new Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie internationale de droit comparé) after elections held on 15 July.


Max Planck Lecture Series
The Clash Between International Investment Law and the Autonomy of The EU Legal Order

On June 20th, 2018, the MPI Luxembourg welcomed Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer and Ms. Ivana Damjanovic. Starting from the analysis of the landmark judgment of the European Court of Justice in the case Slovakia v Achmea, the speakers provided an in-depth reflection over the clash between international investment law and the autonomy of the EU legal order. Indeed, in the Achmea case the CJEU held that Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) adversely affects the autonomy of EU law. Accordingly, I...


Michel Erpelding awarded special mention by France’s National Committee for the Remembrance and History of Slavery

On 23 May 2019, as part of the national day of remembrance of the victims of colonial slavery, Annick Girardin, Minister of Overseas France, awarded a special mention of the Comité National pour la Mémoire et l'Histoire de l'Esclavage (CNMHE) to Michel Erpelding, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, for the published version of his doctoral thesis.
Established by decree on 6 May 2009 and chaired since 2016 by Frédéric Régent, the CNMHE comprises 12 e...