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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...


New book published:
Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and Dispute Settlement After World War I
edited by Michel Erpelding, Burkhard Hess & Hélène Ruiz Fabri

The Editors are pleased to announce that Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and Dispute Settlement After World War I has now been published via online open access on the Nomos website.
The contents of the book, which can be downloaded by individual chapter or in its entirety, can be found at this link:https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/9783845299167.pdf?download_full_pdf=1.

BOOK SUMMARY:
With the benefit of hindsight, presenting the Treaty of Versailles as an example of ‘peac...