Personal library of Professor Adriano De Cupis donated to the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

16 September 2014

The personal library of Adriano De Cupis, late Professor of civil law at the Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", has been delivered to the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. The library has generously been donated by Professor De Cupis' daughters.

The library holds more than 3500 titles and particularly covers the fields of Italian and European civil law, civil procedural law and private international law. It is particularly precious and unique for its remarkable collection of rare and historical books.

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg will preserve the integrity of this impressive personal collection, which vividly reflects Professor De Cupis'  academic interests and professional career, by creating a special section in its library.

The conference The Protection of Privacy in the Aftermath of the Recent Judgments of the CJEU - eDate Advertising, Digital Rights Ireland and Google Spain, which will be held at the Institute on 29 September 2014, gives an example of how the research interests of Professor De Cupis and the Institute match: While Professor De Cupis has contributed significantly in the field of personality rights from the perspective of substantive law, i.a. with his treaties on personality rights "I Diritti della Personalità” (2nd. ed., Milan, Giuffrè, 1982), the Conference will approach the protection of personality rights from a procedural law perspective.   

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is grateful to Sig.ra Alessandra de Cupis and Prof. Avv. Bruno Sassani for their support and assistance in setting up the personal collection of Professor Adriano De Cupis in Luxembourg.