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  1. 2 March 2021, People in the news

    Gunda Wöss­ner Joins the European Com­mit­tee for the Pre­ven­tion of Tor­ture and In­hu­man or De­grad­ing Treat­ment or Pun­ish­ment

    Gunda Wössner, senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, has been elected as German member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (2021-2025). Dr. Wössner, who holds a doctorate in psychology, has been conducting research on sexual and violent crime for decades and is a recognized exper…

  2. 4 December 2020, People in the news

    Equal Op­por­tun­it­ies and the Bal­an­cing of Fam­ily and Ca­reer

    Maja Werner, Carolin Hillemanns, and Jelena Schulz are the new Gender Equality Officers at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law. Their tasks are to promote and foster balanced employment and ensure equal opportunities for both genders. They are committed to helping employees balance career and family life. At the Institute, the Gender Equality Officers are involved in…

  3. 3 November 2020, People in the news

    Ad­miss­ib­il­ity of Elec­tron­ic Evid­ence in Crim­in­al Pro­ceed­ings

    Lorena Bachmaier Winter, professor of Justice Systems at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and long-standing guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, has been appointed by the European Law Institute (ELI) as director of an international research project on the admissibility of electronic evidence in criminal proceedings in the European Union. This…

  4. 18 June 2020, People in the news

    Otto Hahn Medal awar­ded to Filip Vo­jta

    Filip Vojta was distinguished with the Max Planck Society’s Otto Hahn Medal on June 17, 2020. The jurist and criminologist received the award for his dissertation “Punishment and Sentence Enforcement for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Former Yugoslavia.” The dissertation focused on a comprehensive qualitative exploration of the system for enforcement of the …

  5. 16 March 2020, People in the news

    In­sti­tute cur­rently closed

    The Institute is currently closed to external visitors. The library is also closed for daily visitors. Thank you for your understanding.

  6. 15 January 2020, People in the news

    Tat­jana Hörnle ap­poin­ted Hon­or­ary Pro­fess­or at the Hum­boldt Uni­versity of Ber­lin

    Prof. Tatjana Hörnle, director at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, has been appointed as an honorary professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Tatjana Hörnle was a full professor at the University’s Faculty of Law until 2019 before taking up her current position in Freiburg. She will continue to teach at the Humboldt University. In particular…