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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...


Noemi Strotkemper has been awarded the Mitchell B. Carroll Prize

The International Fiscal Association has awarded the prestigious Mitchell B. Carroll Prize to Noemi Strotkemper, member of the International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution in International Law (IMPRS-SDR), for her dissertation.
The Prize was awarded during the 72nd Congress of the International Fiscal Association 2-6 September 2018 in Seoul, Korea. It recognizes original work making a theoretical or practical contribution to the study of the effects of taxation. Th...


The 50th Anniversary of the European Law of Civil Procedure

On 27-28 September 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg organised an international conference at the premises of the CJEU to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Brussels Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. It brought together renowned experts in the field of private international law and cross-border litigation to discuss major developments in, achievements of, and chal...