As unveiled on 26 June, the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods is home to one of "100 Landmarks of 2017" in the German government's "Land of Ideas" initiative. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed the "Federal Courts Dataset" developed at the institute into a list of 100 German places recognized as being both outstandingly innovative and socially impactful. The dataset, developed by senior research fellow Hanjo Hamann with external funding by Wikimedia Germany and the Stifterverband, was awarded under the annual competition's 2017 motto "Open your mind and unfold new ideas". On a dedicated website, the Federal Courts Dataset allows anyone to browse the judicial responsibilities and staffing of Germany's seven highest courts since World War II, thus promoting the digital access to justice in Europe.
June 26, 2017