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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...


The International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Burkhard Hess

Professor Burkhard Hess (Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, and professor at the Faculties of Law of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, as well as of the University of Luxembourg) has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki on 14 May 2016.
With this distinction, the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki honors Professor Hess' scient...


Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent - Video of the Conference

On May 26th a joint conference of the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law on the Brexit was held in London at the BIICL premises. The conference focused on the potential impact of a Brexit on cross-border commercial dispute resolution and on the role of London as a center for international litigation and arbitration. Speakers addressed selected questions such as the legal framework for the transitional period; the v...


Prof. Ruiz Fabri appointed Co-Chair of the ILA’s International Committee “Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals”

On 7 May 2016, the Executive Council of the International Law Association (ILA) has established a new International Committee entitled "Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals" upon the proposal of Prof. Hélène Ruiz Fabri, who will co-chair it together with Professor Philippe Sands (University College London, UK) and Professor Shotaro Hamamoto (University of Tokyo, Japan). The Co-Rapporteurs within this new Committee are Dr Arman Savarian (University of Surrey, UK) and Dr. Fill...