Latest News

Out now: The Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution - The 2017 Hague Lecture of Professor Burkhard Hess has been published as a pocket book

The 2017 Hague Lecture addresses dispute resolution in international cases from the classical perspective of the private-public divide. This distinction is known in almost all legal systems of the world and it operates in both domestic and in international settings.
The main focus of the Lecture relates to overlapping remedies available under private international and public international law. The Lecture maps out the growing landscape of modern dispute resolution, where a multitude of courts ...


Arantxa Gandía has been awarded the dissertation prize of the University of Valencia

On July 10th 2018, the Council of the Universitat de València awarded its annual dissertation prize to Arantxa Gandía Sellens, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law. Arantxa Gandía’s thesis was selected from among more than 50 theses in the field of law.


Michel Erpelding has been awarded the dissertation prize of the Sorbonne Doctoral Law School

On June 27th 2018, the Department of International and European Law of the École doctorale de droit de la Sorbonne (EDDS) awarded its annual dissertation prize to Michel Erpelding, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.
With around 40 faculty members and more than 250 PhD candidates, the EDDS's Department of International and European Law constitutes one of France's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of private international law, publi...


Max Planck Lecture Series - 6 June 2018 - Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi - “20 Years of the Rome Statute”

On June 6th, 2018, the MPI Luxembourg welcomed Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, former President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to lecture in commemoration of the 20th year of the Rome Statute.
Judge Fernández de Gurmendi's lecture focused on the procedural aspects of the Court's functioning and was based on her vast involvement in negotiating and drafting of procedural rules during and in the aftermath of the Rome Conference. Having played a leadership role in the creation and ...


Report Workshop “Cross-Border Debt Recovery in the EU. Application of the “second generation” regulations in France and Luxembourg” is available

The workshop "Cross-Border Debt Recovery in the EU. Application of the "second generation" regulations in France and Luxembourg took place on 8 June 2018. The workshop was organised in the framework of the IC2BE research project "Informed Choices in Cross-Border Enforcement". Funded by the Justice Programme (2014-2020) of the European Commission, this project (JUST-AG-2016-02) aims to assess the working in practice of the "second generation" of EU regulations o...