Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law
non-for-profit limited company

Bergheimer Str. 139–151
69115 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 / (0) 62 21 / 91404 – 0
Fax: +49 / (0) 62 21 / 91404 – 44


Foundation's Registered Office: Heidelberg
Commercial Register at the District Court of Mannheim under the register number: 716102
VAT ID number (USt-IdNr.) DE 286909714

Managing Director
em. Prof Dr Dr h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum

Amongst others by Kathrin Scherr, Patrick Kuebart and Danilo Floreani.

Conception, Graphics & Web Design

echtweiß | Corporate Design

Web Authoring


Data Protection

We would like to design our websites in the most appealing and easy-to-use way possible for users. To these ends, the evaluation of statistical data about the use of our websites as well as the gathering of details about our users’ web browsers and computers is very useful.

Incorporating external services, such as Google maps, for example, for directions to our premises is also always done with prior consideration and with a view to making visitors’ use of our websites as pleasant as possible.

We are obliged to inform you that as part of this process your full IP address is saved in an automated access log. It is possible that further personal data will be communicated to the service providers used (such as Google), who may save and analyse it.

Disclosure of Data

Your personal data will only be disclosed to governmental bodies and state authorities in cases where this is a legal obligation or in the case of a criminal investigation resulting from an attack on our network infrastructure. Disclosure of data to third parties for other purposes will not occur.

Legal Information on Liability for Content

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law GmbH is, in accordance with general laws, responsible for its own content, which it makes available as a content provider as defined in §7 paragraph 1 the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The Max Planck Foundation endeavours to ensure that information made available on this website is correct and up to date. Nonetheless, errors and ambiguities cannot be completely precluded. Therefore, the Max Planck Foundation accepts no liability for the information provided being up to date or for its correctness, completeness or quality. For material and nonmaterial damages which occur as a direct or indirect result of the use or non-use of the information provided, or as a result of the use of erroneous or incomplete information, the Max Planck Foundation is not liable, if it is not proved that it is to blame for deliberate or grossly negligent conduct. This also applies in the case of software provided for download free of charge. The Max Planck Foundation reserves the right to change, add to or delete parts of its website or the entire website without notice and to suspend the publication activities either temporarily or permanently.

Legal Information on Links to External Websites

This website contains links to external websites. External links are indicated with the following symbol: 

Responsibility for the content of linked external websites is always borne by the respective provider. Upon creating these links, the Max Planck Foundation examined the external content in order establish whether it would result in liabilities under civil or criminal law. Nonetheless, ongoing monitoring of the content of linked external sites cannot be expected except where there are concrete indications of a breach of the law. If the Max Planck Foundation ascertains or is informed by others that an external website which has been found via link from our site results in a civil or criminal legal liability, the link to the website will be removed promptly. The Max Planck Foundation explicitly disassociates itself from any such content.

Legal Information on Copyright

The layout of the website, the graphics used and all other content on the website of the Max Planck Foundation are protected under copyright law.