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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...


The Legitimacy of International Trade Courts and Tribunals (new book)

Co-edited by Professor Ruiz Fabri, the present book explores the legitimacy concerns arising from existing institutional structures and presents a cross-cutting study of adjudication legitimacy. The volume gathers contributions from experts in regional adjudicators of trade disputes. It is published by Cambridge University Press.


Max Planck Institute Luxembourg on SSRN

The MPI Luxembourg is proud to announce the launch of its Research Paper Series on SSRN’s eLibrary. The series gathers preprints as well as intermediary research reports in the field of procedural law. All manuscripts may be downloaded by individuals, for their own use, subject to the ordinary copyright rules.


Setting up a case law database

On 26 February, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg hosted an international workshop about the management of judicial databases, with the downstream objective of creating a database on cross-border enforcement cases.


Call for abstracts on the challenges for EU cross-border litigation

On the 50th anniversary of the European Law of Civil Procedure, young researchers are invited to actively participate in a colloquium on the “Current Challenges for EU Cross-Border Litigation in a Changing Procedural Environment”, which will precede a larger conference hosted together with the CJEU. All candidates are requested to submit their abstract by 15 April 2018.