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MPEPIL – Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) is an online encyclopedia containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law.

Open database

Articles covering the history and theory of international law; all subfields such as international criminal law, environmental law, and economic law; leading cases; and significant treaties, organizations, armed conflicts, and geographical issues. The articles can be searched by title, full text, author, bibliography, and more; the collection can be browsed by name, subject, or author.

Print friendly PDFs of each article are available.

The MPEPIL also features the Oxford Law Citator, which provides links between related cases, articles, and additional materials within the Encyclopedia, other online resources from OUP, and selected third party websites. 

A full listing of the update content is available here.

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