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New volume in the MPI Luxembourg Book Series: The Rule of Law and Its Application to the United Nations / Clemens A. Feinäugle (ed.)

The rule of law applies to the United Nations and should guide all its activities. This is the key statement of Resolution 67/1 adopted by the General Assembly on 24 September 2012. As much as the Resolution seems to be a long-awaited breakthrough, it actually raises more questions than answers: Is there such a thing as the rule of law at the international level? How is it defined? Is the rule of law relevant for the activities of the United Nations which have external effects such as ...

L’état d’urgence, rempart ou menace pour l’État de droit ?

24 May 2016
Round table organised by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
Afin de contribuer aux discussions actuelles relatives à la révision envisagée de l'art. 32 (4) de la Constitution luxembourgeoise en vue de l'introduction d'un état d'urgence, le Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law organise une conférence-débat abordant les enjeux substantiels et procéduraux de ce dispositif.

IAPL-MPI Summer School 2016 was held in July 2016

The second edition of the IAPL-MPI Summer School, organised by the International Association of Procedural Law and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, was held in July 2016.
Under the direction of Professor Loïc Cadiet (Université Paris I Sorbonne) and Professor Burkhard Hess (MPI Luxembourg), and with the academic support of Prof. Marta Requejo Isidro, the second edition Summer School brought together outstanding young post-doc researchers of many different nationalities dealing with compa...

Max Planck Lecture Series: Prof. Dr. Erik Franckx gave a lecture titled 'Position papers' by non-participating parties in arbitral proceedings

On June 28th, 2016, Prof. Erik Franckx illustrated a new tendency in arbitrations conducted under Annex VII of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
In his lecture, Prof. Franckx addressed the use of 'position papers' by non-participating respondent states in recent arbitral proceedings, focusing on the Philippines v. PRC Arbitration and the Arctic Sunrise Arbitration (Netherlands v. Russia).
In both cases parties chose not to appear before the Tribunal, but instead issued...

New book published: La théorie des institutions du droit administratif global - étude des interactions avec le droit international public by Edouard Fromageau

Global Administrative Law (GAL) appeared in 2005, as the result of the combined work of researchers from American universities (mainly New York University School of Law) and Italian universities. GAL's purpose is to analyze a set of mechanisms, rules and procedures comparable to national administrative law used to promote transparency, increased participation,and the establishment of accountability mechanisms, within a hybrid structure (called Global Administrative Space), composed of both inter...