Research focus area 1
Private law, sustainability & global justice
Globalization has not only liberalized trade across borders, it has also led to increasing calls to consider the interests of a globalized society. Private law as the central area of the law that facilitates and regulates the conduct of private actors has not been spared from these claims. The most prominent challenges that private law is facing in this regard are the need to incorporate the claims for sustainable development and environmental protection, and to be oriented towards the objectives of global justice (including the protection of human rights). Regarding these challenges, M-EPLI researchers focus specifically on the impact of global policy frameworks on sustainability, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and international public law frameworks, such as international human rights law, on the various areas of private law.