Welcome to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law
The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL) provides a high level of analytical coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. MPECCoL articles address a focused range of topics that provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.
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In memoriam Judge James Crawford (1948-2021)
With the passing away of Judge James Crawford, the world lost one of its most formidable international lawyers. Born in Australia in 1948, James Richard Crawford had an equally fascinating as rewarding career as scholar, practitioner and judge. Few people, if any, have left their footprint in one lifetime in so many domains of international law. The editorial board of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, of which he was a member, will dearly miss him as a colleague and friend, as well for his remarkable and outstanding contributions to international law.