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Dr Guy Fiti Sinclair (Victoria University of Wellington) “To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States” (OUP, 2017)

On 6 October 2017, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law hosted a book launch of the recently published To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States (Oxford University Press, 2017) authored by Dr Guy Fiti Sinclair (Victoria University of Wellington). The event took the form of a round table with an introduction of the book by Dr Sinclair, and comments from Dr Megan Donaldson (Cambridge University) on “International Organizations and the Making...


International conference: “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea”

On 25-26 September 2017, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law hosted a unique two-day conference gathering the most renowned experts on the law of the sea and the law of international watercourses.


EU Procedural Law Study: Mutual Trust General Report published by European Commission

Today, the first strand of the Max Planck Luxembourg procedural law study has been published by the European Commission on the EU Law and Publications portal. The study is the most comprehensive, empirically-driven comparative investigation of civil procedure in Europe to date. Building on an extensive dataset comprising hundreds of interviews and responses to a multi-language online survey, the Report offers an exhaustive overview of the similarities and differences of civil procedure in all EU...


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...