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

The May 2011 update adds 46 new articles to the Encyclopedia. Highlights include topics such as Compliance, Amnesties, International Administration of Territory, and Gay Rights.

Latest articles added

  • Abyei Arbitration
  • Aegean Sea
  • Ahmadou Sadio Diallo Case (Republic of Guinea v Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Amnesties
  • Armed Forces
  • Blaški? Case
  • Borchgrave Case
  • Bretton Woods Conference (1944)
  • Chemical Weapons and Warfare
  • Compliance
  • Conference (Meeting) of States Parties
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Cultural Property, Protection in Armed Conflict
  • Decolonization: Spanish Territories
  • Deserters
  • Development, Right to, International Protection
  • Eco-Labelling
  • Environment and Indigenous Peoples
  • European Community and Union, Association Agreements
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Francophonie
  • Gay Rights
  • Governance, Theory of
  • Governmental Activities on Foreign Territory
  • International Administration of Territories
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928)
  • Korean War (1950-53)
  • Marriages Performed by Diplomatic and Consular Agents
  • Medical Transportation
  • Mercenaries
  • Nature, International Protection
  • Peace, Proposals for the Preservation of
  • Public Health, International Co-operation
  • Rann of Kutch Arbitration (Indo-Pakistan Western Boundary)
  • Regional Co-operation and Organization: American States
  • Rwanda
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Stateless Persons
  • Trade and Human Rights
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property (2004)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Standby Arrangement System (UNSAS)
  • Veto


The last update of 2010 sees 41 new articles added to the Encyclopedia in addition to 37 updated articles. There is a strong focus on the Laws of war with 20 of the new articles sitting in the Use of Force or International humanitarian law subject categories.

The new articles include broad-ranging topics such as Refugees and International Law of Cooperation, as well as modern topics such as Cyber Warfare. The updated articles include a thoroughly revised entry on Piracy incorporating all the events of the past year.

Latest articles added

  • African Court of Justice (ACJ)
  • Air Warfare
  • Asymmetric Warfare
  • Burundi
  • Civilian Population in Armed Conflict
  • Contributions
  • Convoy
  • Cooperation, International Law of
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Dardanelles and Bosporus
  • Decolonization: Dutch Territories
  • Demarcation Line
  • Environmental Compliance Control
  • German Minorities in Poland, Cases concerning the
  • Housing, Right to, International Protection
  • International Law, Regional Developments: South and South-East Asia
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Intertanko Case
  • Iraq, Non-Fly Zones
  • Iraqi Special Tribunal
  • Militias
  • Miloševic Trial
  • Moon and Celestial Bodies
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
  • Neutral Nationals
  • New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
  • Objective Regime
  • Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
  • Rainbow Warrior, The
  • Refugees
  • Region of War
  • Resident Coordinator
  • Rocks
  • Ruses of War
  • Safe Harbour
  • Sahara
  • Sapphire Arbitration
  • Ships, Diverting and Ordering into Port
  • United Nations and International humanitarian law
  • Weapons, Prohibited
  • World Trade, Principles
  • African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (1981)
  • Aliens, Expulsion and Deportation
  • American Convention on Human Rights (1969)
  • American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man (1948)
  • Apartheid
  • Assimilation, Forced
  • Best Practices
  • Child Abduction
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Consensus
  • Consent
  • Critical Theory
  • Feminism, Approach to International Law
  • Forced Population Transfer
  • Gran Chaco Conflict
  • Hague Academy of International Law
  • Human Rights Committee
  • Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance of Rio de Janeiro (1947)
  • International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
  • Internationalization
  • Minimum Standards
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Piracy
  • Refugees, League of Nations Offices
  • Teachings of the Most Highly Qualified Publicists (Art. 38 (1) ICJ Statute)
  • Treaties , Multilateral, Reservations to
  • Trust Funds
  • Versailles Peace Treaty (1919)
  • Zollverein (German Customs Union)

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