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New book published:

A Bridge over Troubled Waters:
Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea

edited by Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Erik Franckx, Tamar Meshel & Marco Benatar (Brill | Nijhoff, 2020)

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea takes stock of the progress made thus far in the resolution of disputes concerning international watercourses and the oceans, in addition to considering their future paths. Written by renowned academics and practitioners, the chapters of this edited collection enable the reader to reflect on the achievements and setbacks that characterize each field and their potential for cross-fert...

Germany, USA, COVID-19 and class action - Read Prof. Hess' opinon in German media Tagesschau

A lawyer from Lower Saxony intends to file a class action for damages in the US against the German COVID-19 measures. In Germany, there is no class action per the US model but a model declaratory action, not suitable for COVID-19 damages of companies.
The lawyer alleges the tests developed at the Charité Hospital in Berlin are not capable of detecting infection with SARS-CoV2 viruses. He directs the action for damages against the virologist Prof. Drosten of the Charité, the director o...

New book published:

The 50th Anniversary of the European Law of Civil Procedure

Edited by Burkhard Hess, Koen Lenaerts

Co-edited by Vincent Richard

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is honoured to announce the publication of the book “The 50th Anniversary of the European Law of Civil Procedure”.
This book stems from an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the Brussels Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments of 1968. The conference took place on 27–28 September 2018 and was organised by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg in the Grande Salle d’Audience ...

New book published:

International Judicial Legitimacy: New Voices and Approaches

Edited by Hélène Ruiz Fabri, André Nunes Chaib, Ingo Venzke, Armin von Bogdandy

The Editors are pleased to announce that International Judicial Legitimacy: New Voices and Approches has now been published via online open access on the Nomos website.
The contents of the book, wich can be downloaded by individual chapter or in its entirety, can be found at this link:

This book is the outcome of a joint collaboration between the Max Planck Institutes from Heidel...

Dr Edoardo Stoppioni has been awarded third place in the Concours national d’agrégation de droit public, the French National Competitive Examination in Public Law.

In France, the "concours national d'agrégation" regulates the appointment of fully tenured professors for the legal, political, economic and management disciplines. This examination, opened every two years to candidates with a PhD, is extremely competitive. The jury members of the 2020 edition in public law have selected only 18 candidates out of 169 applicants. Successful candidates (or "agrégés") choose the university where they are appointed based on their rank.
The MPI ...