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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...


New books published:
Luxembourg Reports on European Procedural Law
edited by Burkhard Hess, Stephanie Law & Pietro Ortolani

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is pleased to announce the publication of the two volumes of the Luxembourg Report on European Procedural Law:
- B. Hess and P. Ortolani (eds.), The Luxembourg Report on European Procedural Law, Volume I: Impediments of National Procedural Law to the Free Movement of Judgments
- B. Hess and S. Law (eds.), The Luxembourg Report on European Procedural Law, Volume II: Implementing EU Consumer Rights by National Procedural Law
These two volumes present a compa...


Lorenzo Gradoni wins the James Crawford Prize 2018

Lorenzo Gradoni, Senior Research Fellow at the MPI Luxembourg, received the James Crawford Prize 2018 for his article Un-procedural Customary Law.
The James Crawford Prize is awarded annually by the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Oxford University Press).
Lorenzo’s paper looks at customary international law in a broad comparative perspective to show that, whilst the power to determine what customary law demands has been typically entrusted to authorities acting in the framework o...


New book published:
Open Justice
edited by Ana Koprivica Harvey & Burkhard Hess

This edited collection, published as part of the Studies of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law book series, contains papers presented at the Open Justice conference, organised by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in cooperation with Saarland University, on 1st and 2nd February 2018 in Luxembourg.
The Conference served as a platform for judges of European and national courts, a...