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Max Planck Law Researcher Awards 2020–21

Max Planck Law Researcher Awards 2020–21

We want to pay special tribute to the achievements of the researchers across Max Planck Law who, despite a particularly difficult year, have continued to prove their excellence in legal research. Nothing bears witness to this more than the profusion of awards bestowed...

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day falls each year on June 20. The first Word Refugee Day, designated an international day by the United Nations General Assembly, was held in 2001 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. According...

Diversity Day – 18 May 2021

Diversity Day – 18 May 2021

While May 2021 is European Diversity Month, 18 May is Diversity Day in Germany. Diversity Day is promoted by “Charta der Vielfalt” (“Charter of Diversity”), a non-profit association founded in 2010. As one of the Charter’s early signatories, the Max Planck Society...

A Recent Focus on Women and the Law

A Recent Focus on Women and the Law

Recent events have turned our focus  to women and the law – for negative and positive reasons – and Max Planck Law has been profoundly engaged with these issues. In early March 2019, 33-year old Sarah Everard was kidnapped and murdered in London. Later a police...

Researchers Awarded Cambridge Exchange

Researchers Awarded Cambridge Exchange

Irene Domenici (left) and Jessica Deitzer will be the first Max Planck researchers to take part in the recently established exchange programme between Max Planck Law and the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law.  Following a rigorous selection process amongst...

Max Planck Law Annual Conference 2020 Engaged the Network

Max Planck Law Annual Conference 2020 Engaged the Network

The second Max Planck Law Conference, now an annual event, was expected to take place in its usual venue, Harnack House, Berlin. In response to the worsening COVID-19 situation, the organizers, Professor Russell Miller and Dr Gilbert Leung, moved the event online....

Max Planck Law in Student Guide for Law Students

Max Planck Law in Student Guide for Law Students

For the 2020/2021 “Beck’scher Studienführer Jura”, a widely-circulated student guide for German law students, Max Planck Law are pleased to contribute two articles. The first is by Professor Stefan Vogenauer (Max Planck Law Chair) in which he seeks to inform readers...