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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. Ingo Sarlet
Pontificia Universidade Católica (PUC) do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre

Social Law Reports No. 6/2019 (PDF)
Social Law Reports No. 8/2018 (PDF)
Social Law Reports No. 8/2016 (PDF)


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

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

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Dr. Dongmei Liu
Zhongnan University, Changsha

Social Law Reports No. 10/2018 (PDF)

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