Europe and the Rule of Law
Compare several European legal systems with regard to the main topic "Europe and the Rule of Law"← Back to courses
- CIVIS focus area
- Society, culture, heritage
- Open to
- Field of studies
- Course dates
- 26-29 May 2022
The students will compare the legal situation in their countries working out similarities and differences, which are then presented in a common presentation and then written in individual final papers. In addition, there are introductory lectures by the lecturers, who are also intended to support the students in their elaborations.
- Formal vs substantial approach (ensuring an independent and impartial judiciary)
- Legal certainty: common law and its development by the courts (esp declaratory power of the high court in Scotland in shaping the judge-made criminal law)
- Combating impunity in places of detention – holding state officials to account via the law for ill-treatment
- What is the meaning of the rule of law concept in each state (rule of law / rechstaat / état de droit) and the international context (ECHR, ECJ, UN, Venice Commission)
- Inadmissible crime provocation by state authorities and the rule of law
- Freedom of expression and press censorship vs hate speech: What limits for freedom of expression does the rule of law require?
- Civil law and the rule of law: what are the requirements of the rule of law for civil law?
The aim is to promote the comparative competence of the students in the field of law and to give them a new perspective on their own legal system.
|Location: Bucharest, Romania||ECTS: 3*|
|Language: English (B1)||Format: Physical|
|Contact point: email@example.com||
Students accepted: 30
|Contact hours: 24 to 30 hours||Student workload: 55 to 60 hours|
*The recognition of ECTS depends on your home university.
A maximum of 25 international CIVIS students will be accepted in the course in a total of 30 students.
This CIVIS course is open to Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students at one of the 10 CIVIS member universities.
A B1 level of English is required.
Interested students must send their CV and motivation letter to this email address by 24 March 2022.
Students will be chosen because of their academic aptitude and language skills.
Selected students will be notified by the end of March.
The students will have to give a presentation and write a final paper.
The participating professors work on civil, penal, or public law and are from:
- National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- University of Bucharest
- Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
- University of Glasgow
- Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
- Sapienza Università de Roma