Last modified: April 9, 2018



Current Events


VRÜ Scholarship: The Chair for Public and Comparative Law at Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Dr. Philipp Dann) in collaboration with the journal  VRÜ  /  Law  and  Politics  in  Africa,  Asia  and  Latin America offers two short-term research scholarships for emerging legal scholars from India. Scholarship  holders will spend two months  (mid October till mid December 2018)  in Berlin  in order to work on a self-chosen research project. They  will be part of a vibrant research community around Professor Philipp Dann and interact with German as well as international researchers at the Chair. The Call for Applications can be found here.



The Chair for Public Law and Comparative Law will host a conference titled "Shaping Law. Shaping Gender: Experiences from India” from 11-13 October 2018. The Call for Papers can be accessed here.




Current Publications



Tanja Herklotz. Feminist Dilemmas: The Challenges in Accommodating Women’s Rights within Religion-Based Family Law in India. Rapoport Center Human Rights Working Paper Series 2/2018


Winner of the third place in the the 2017 Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights (available here)



Tanja Herklotz. Law, Religion and Gender Equality: Literature on the Indian Personal Law System from a Women's Rights Perspective, Indian Law Review 2018.


Winner of the Indian Law Review Literature Review Prize 2017 (available here)



Maxim Bönnemann/Laura Jung, Critical Legal Studies and Comparative Constitutional Law,

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford University Press 2017

(available here).


Philipp Dann/Maxim Bönnemann/Tanja Herklotz, Of Apples and Mangoes: Comparing the European Union and India,

Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law 2016, S. 3 - 20, Oxford University Press 2017 (available here).


Philipp DannThe Global Administrative Law of Development Cooperation,

in: Sabino Cassese (Ed.), Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law, 

London 2016


Michael Riegner, Legal frameworks and general principles for indicators in sovereign debt restructuring, Yale Journal of International Law 41 (2016), 141-175, available here







  Michael Riegner, Governance Indicators in the Law of Development Finance: A Legal Analysis of the World Bank’s “Country Policy and Institutional Assessment”, Journal of Internat’l Economic Law 19 (2016), 1-26
  Michael Riegner, Implementing the “Data Revolution” for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals - Toward a Global Administrative Law of Information, in: Boisson de Chazournes/Davis/Fariello (eds), World Bank Legal Review 7, Washington D.C., 2016, 17-39, available here
   Tanja Herklotz, Dead Letters? The Uniform Civil Code through the Eyes of the Indian Women's Movement and the Indian Supreme Court, VRÜ 49 (2016) (available here)

Philipp Dann, »Entwicklung und Recht. Eine systematische Einführung«,

Baden-Baden 2014, 800 S. (zusammen mit Stefan Kadelbach

und Markus Kaltenborn)










Philipp Dann, »The Law of Development Cooperation. A comparative analysis of World Bank, EU and Germany«,

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2013, 592 S.