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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...


Prof. Marta Requejo, Coordinator of a EU Parliament In-Depth Study

In June 13, an in-depth study was commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs to a multinational research team under the leadership of Prof. Marta Requejo Isidro. The object of the research is the future relationship between the UK and the EU following the UK's withdrawal from the EU in the field of family law. Prof. Pedro de Miguel Asensio (Complutense University of Madrid) and Prof. Anatol Dutta (Ludwig Maximilians University, Mun...


Michel Erpelding awarded SFDI’s Jacques Mourgeon Prize

On 31 May 2018, the Société française pour le droit international (SFDI) awarded Michel Erpelding, Senior Research Fellow at the MPI Luxembourg, the 2018 Jacques Mourgeon Prize for the published version of his doctoral thesis.
The Jacques Mourgeon Prize is one of two annual prizes awarded by the SFDI. It was established in 1998 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Initially known as 'Prix des droits de l'homme', it has been renamed in 2005 after its fou...


Out now: The Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution - The 2017 Hague Lecture of Professor Burkhard Hess has been published in Recueil des Cours 388 pg. 49‑266

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 an...