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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.


Oxford Handbooks Collection

Read from a selection of chapters taken from Oxford Handbooks and Oxford Law Handbooks. Content is free to read until August 17th 2020.

Chapters range across legal disciplines including comparative, jurisdictional, international, interdisciplinary, and economic approaches.

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Justice Collection

How do we define justice, and how do we administer it? What happens when the courts get it wrong, and how do courts differ around the world?

Explore our curated collection of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles, Oxford Constitutions of the World articles, and book chapters covering the essential terminology and key jurisdictional issues around Justice and the Judiciary. All content is free to read until 17 October 2020.

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Site News

July 31, 2020

OCW July 2020 Update

For July 2020, Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 2 constitutional documents.

June 25, 2020

MPECCoL June 2020 Update

For June 2020, 3 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 238.

May 29, 2020

OCW May 2020 update

Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 7 constitutional documents.

May 22, 2020

MPECCoL May 2020 Update

For May 2020, 4 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 235.

Judicial Review of Presidential Re-Election Amendments in Colombia

Samuel Issacharoff, Santiago García-Jaramillo, Vicente F Benítez-Rojas

Stateless Person

Natalie Baird