85518 - PUBLIC LAW AND PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

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SDGs

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

No poverty Gender equality Reduced inequalities Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

This course provides a wide-ranging survey of conceptual foundations and issues in contemporary public law and human rights law. The purpose of the first part of the course is to provide students the ability to understand the functioning of the State, its policies and their concrete applications, even managing to understand the real meaning of the institutional changes and their weight in the legal order. The second part of the course will be dedicated to the study of the means of protection of human rights, in the national as well as in the international and European context. This course explores major features of human rights' protection through close examination of selected decisions of the Italian Constitutional Court, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. A special focus will be dedicated to the study of cultural rights and of the rights of immigrants both in the National and in the European context.

Course contents

In the first part of the course the students will study the bases of public law and international human rights law .

There will be a special focus on means of protection of human rights, with particularly reference to the international and European context.

This course explores major features of human rights' protection and there will be a close examination of selected decisions of international and supranational Courts.

A special focus will be dedicated to the study of cultural rights and of the rights of immigrants both in the National and in the European and international context.

Readings/Bibliography

The students that will NOT attend the lessons shall prepare:

A) Rhona K. M. Smith, International human rights law, Oxford, last ed.

or, as alternative

B) I.Bantekas, L. Oette, International Human Rights Law and Practice, Cambridge Univ press, 2020 ( limited to Chapters 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)

The students that WILL ATTEND the lessons shall know the topic analyzed in class and articles and essays that will be indicated the first day of lessons and will be available from the web page of the course (virtuale.unibo.it)

 

!!!! If there are students that haven't followed any law course before, it is highly recommended to follow the crash course Basic elements of public law


Teaching methods

The course will be held both in the form of the traditional oral lecture, and involving students in active participation, especially discussing some leading cases on specific important topics.

During the lesson there will be power-point presentations and the students will be given summaries and case law material.

Assessment methods

Lectures will be held in the winter term 2021/2022, therefore students may take the exam starting from January 2022.

The exam will be held orally.

For attending students, exam may include different types of evaluations that will be explained the first day of lesson.

in any case, during the exam students must demonstrate to master the main parts of the program.

The exam will be held orally.

The purpose of the oral exam is to verify the student's ability to apply his or her knowledge and to make the necessary logical-deductive connections.

The final grade will be determined taking into account the following elements:

- Preparation on a very limited number of topics covered in the course and analytical skills that emerge only with the help of the teacher, expressed in an overall correct language → 18-19;

- Preparation on a limited number of topics covered in the course and ability to autonomous analysis only on purely executive matters, expression in correct language → 20-24;

- Preparation on a large number of topics covered in the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis, mastery of specific terminology → 25-29;

- Substantially exhaustive preparation on the topics addressed in the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis and connection, full mastery of specific terminology and ability to argue and self-reflection → 30-30L.

Teaching tools

All students will be provided with power point presentations and case law material analyzed during the lessons.

For each topic the students will receive additional readings or references that might be useful for further studies.

 

Office hours

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