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Foreign Correspondents

Cooperation with foreign correspondents in selected countries allows the Department for Foreign and International Social Law to extend the limited number of countries represented at the Institute and, by giving attention to additional countries, to broaden its research focus. The correspondents’ task is to provide reliable information on the social security law of their countries and to serve as contact points for questions on social law arising in the context of the departmental research activities. In turn, the Institute is committed to assisting the correspondents in their own research activities, in particular by facilitating research stays at the Institute.


Prof. Dr. Viviana Ponce de León Solís
Universidad Austral de Chile

Social Law Reports No. 4/2023 (PDF)​​​​​​​


Prof. Patrina Paparrigopoulou, J.D. (since 2022)
Prof. em. Konstantinos Kremalis (until 2020)
National and Capodistrian University of Athens

Social Law Reports No. 8/2022 (PDF)
Social Law Reports No. 3/2019 (PDF)
Social Law Reports No. 5/2018 (PDF)
Social Law Reports No. 7/2017 (PDF)
Social Law Reports No. 6/2016 (PDF)


Prof. Dr. Peter Herrmann (until 2020)
Institute of Political, Economic and Social Studies (EURISPES)

Social Law Reports No. 5/2021 (PDF)
Social Law Reports No. 7/2018 (PDF)
Social Law Reports No. 6/2017 (PDF)
Social Law Reports No. 9/2016 (PDF)

PR of China

Dr. Dongmei Liu
University of Zhongnan, Changsha

Social Law Reports No. 10/2018 (PDF)

Latest Publications

Alpay Hekimler

Hekimler, Alpay:
Sozialrechtliche Entwicklungen in der Türkei im Zeichen von Präsidentschaftswahlen und Naturkatastrophe, Social Law Reports, Issue 5, 2023.

Terry Carney

Carney, Terry:
Australia: Wither the Workers’ Welfare State? - Overview Report, Social Law Reports, Issue 1, 2024.