Anne Peters Why Do We Need a Global Animal Law?

Anne Peters is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law as well as a professor at Heidelberg University, Free University Berlin, the University of Basel and William C. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law School. She acted as a legal expert in the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (2009) and was a substitute member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (2011-14). Currently, her research is focused on public international law, its history, global animal law, global governance and global constitutionalism, and the status of humans in international law. She has served on several boards of learned societies and, at the moment, she is Vice-President of the Basel Institute of Governance.

Area of Research

Public International Law, Comparative Law

Anne Peters. "Liberté, Égalité, Animalité: Human–Animal Comparisons in Law." Transnational Environmental Law 5 (2016): 25–53.  
Anne Peters. "Vom Tierschutzrecht zu Legal Animal Studies: Forschungsdesiderate und-perspektiven." RW Rechtswissenschaft 7 (2016): 325–337.  
Anne Peters, Saskia Stucki and Livia Boscardin. Animal Law: Reform or Revolution? Schulthess, 2015.  
Anne Peters. "Tier-Recht im Zeitalter des Menschen." In Das Anthropozän: Zum Stand der Dinge, edited by Jürgen Renn and Bernd Scherer. Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2015: 67-87.  

since 2013

Director

Max Planck Society (more details)

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

since 2017

William C. Cook Global Law Professor

University of Michigan

since 2015

Professor

Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin)

since 2014

Professor

Heidelberg University (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)

since 2013

Professor

University of Basel (Universität Basel)

2016

Visiting Professor/ PKU Global Fellowship Scholar

Peking University

Law School

2016

Distinguished Helen L. Deroy Visiting Professor

University of Michigan

Law School

2015

Visiting Professor

Université Panthéon-Sorbonne

École de droit

2014

Visiting Professor

Peking University

Institute for International Law

2014

Visiting Professor

Université Panthéon-Assas

Institut des hautes études internationales

2001-2013

Chair of Public and International Law

University of Basel (Universität Basel)

2009

Visiting Professor

Sciences Po

1995-2001

Research Assistant

Christian Albrechts University in Kiel

Walther-Schücking Institute for Public International Law

1990-1994

Research Assistant

Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Faculty of Law

2000

Habilitation

Christian Albrechts University in Kiel

1995

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Harvard University

Law School

1994

PhD

Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

- European Society of International Law (President 2010-12)

- German Association of International Law

- German Association of Constitutional Law

- Society of International Constitutional Law

- International Law Association

- Austrian Academy of Sciences (Corresponding Member)

Fellowships

- Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin 2012/2013

Prizes

- Book Award of the American Society of International Law (2014)

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Max Planck Society

Heidelberg, Germany

"The Max Planck Society is Germany's most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide. The more than 15,000 publications each year in internationally renowned scientific journals are proof of the outstanding research work conducted at Max Planck Institutes – and many of those articles are among the most-cited publications in the relevant field." (Source)

Institute

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

'The Institute was founded in 1924 and located at the City Palace in Berlin. In 1949, it was established anew as the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg by the Max Planck Society. It focuses on basic research in public international law, European Union law and comparative constitutional and administrative law. The Institute's research examines legal issues from the perspective of legal doctrine and theory, systematizes and compares, and contributes to the development of law and to addressing current problems. In addition, the Institute hosts many visiting scholars from around the world who pursue their own research. The Institute also advises national, European and international institutions.' (source)

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There is no global regulation, let alone any hard-law treaties, that deal with the interactions between humans and animals even though these have been globalized in many areas, such as for food, agriculture, or the procurement of pets. This is why ANNE PETERS has initiated a research program on Global Legal Animal Studies as she explains in this video. Analyzing international law and comparing domestic laws, she has established trends and found bits and pieces in some legal issue areas that may amount to a body of global animal law. She hopes that these results provide a source of inspiration and argumentation for lawmakers worldwide to develop global animal law further.

LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10534

Introduction to Symposium on Global Animal Law (Part I): Animals Matter in International Law and International Law Matters for Animals

  • Anne Peters
  • AJIL Unbound
  • Published in 2017
Anne Peters. "Introduction to Symposium on Global Animal Law (Part I): Animals Matter in International Law and International Law Matters for Animals." AJIL Unbound 111 (2017): 252–256.

Tierwohl als globales Gut: Regulierungsbedarf und -chancen

  • Anne Peters
  • RW Rechtswissenschaft
  • Published in 2016
Anne Peters. "Tierwohl als globales Gut: Regulierungsbedarf und -chancen." RW Rechtswissenschaft 7 (2016): 363–387.

Global Animal Law: What It Is and Why We Need It

  • Anne Peters
  • Transnational Environmental Law
  • Published in 2016
Anne Peters. "Global Animal Law: What It Is and Why We Need It." Transnational Environmental Law 5 (2016): 9–23.