81806 - Global Constitutional Law

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Globalization has led to a broad transfer of policy making authority from the domestic to the global sphere. This power shift has facilitated review by global authorities of domestic decisions, but has also shielded many global policy making processes from domestic monitoring and reviewing mechanisms.

The Course will examine the roles of domestic courts and institutions, global tribunals and arbitration panels, global monitoring bodies and other global organizations, private organizations and NGOs in responding to the accountability gaps and opportunities created by globalization.

Course contents

1. Presentation and discussion of the different theories on the opposite trends described as internationalization of Constitutional law and constitutionalization of International Law. 2. Presentation and discussion of four national Constitutional law categories which have changed due to the globalization on political and judicial decisions: popular sovereignty; rule of law; the role of the Parliament; the role of the Constitutional court.


For the examinations, students shall study the texts made available by the Teacher via distribution lists. Further explanations shall be given at the beginning of the Course.

Case Law

At the beginning of the Course, the Teacher will circulate, via distribution lists, all the judgments which will be discussed in the lessons.

Teaching methods

Classes will take place during the first semester, according to the schedule that will be published subsequently.

Assessment methods

Final exam consists of a written 'take home' essay that will be discuss with the Instructor.

Final Thesis

The thesis topic is conceived together with Professor Tega. The editing modalities will be fixed in accordance with the Professor. The final thesis will be delivered to the Professor one month before the delivery to the administration office.

For editing the thesis students may read the following thesis guide:

T.F. Giupponi, A. Morrone, D. Tega, La tesi di laurea in scienze giuridiche, Libreria Bonomo Editrice, Bologna, 2002.

Note for Socrates/Erasmus students

Incoming students - Socrates/Erasmus students are required to study all the textbooks.

Teaching tools

During the Course the Professor will set a seminars schedule to elaborate on the main course topics. Moreover, a learning support will be set at the very beginning of the course.

Office hours

See the website of Diletta Tega