Study programme and level
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Content (Syllabus outline):
1. The concept of European constitutional law (the concentric circles of European constitutional law, constitutional foundations of European legal systems, the history of European integration and the idea of Europe).
2. National constitutional systems.
3. European Union.
4. Council of Europe.
5. Relationship between national constitutional systems, the European Union and the Council of Europe.
6. Intertwinement of three legal systems in the area of the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
7. Current issues.
Objectives and competences:
Students will gain the following subjects specific competences:
1. Become acquainted with multilevel nature of the European constitutional law (national constitutional law, EU law and Council of Europe law).
2. Gain knowledge and understanding of foundations of the EU and the Council of Europe and their functioning.
3. Understanding the co-existence of the European constitutional systems and their theoretical and practical consequences.
4. Understanding the intertwinement of and the interaction between the European constitutional systems in the area of the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
5. The ability to critically evaluate the European constitutional law and to reflect on its future development.
6. The ability to use the acquired knowledge in practice (case solving, discussion of relevant decisions of the Slovenian Constitutional Court, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice.
Students will gain the following general competences:
1. The use of appropriate methods of legal research, analysis and synthesis.
2. The ability to work together and be willing to work together to solve specific cases in the field of EU law.
3. The development of communication skills and competences in the understanding the protection of fundamental rights at national, Union and Convention level.
4. The development of creativity and the ability to overcome problems in applying the fundamental principles and rules of EU law.
5. The development of the ability to use interdisciplinary knowledge in the resolution of contemporary questions in the discussed field.
Intended learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding:
Students gain knowledge and understanding of multilevel composition of the European constitutional law and the co-existence of and the relationship between the European legal systems (national constitutional systems, the European Union and the Council of Europe). They acquire theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the intertwinement of and interaction between the European legal systems in particular in the area of the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. They develop a critical understanding of the European constitutional law and are able to reflect on its importance and its future development.
Written examination composed of a theoretical and practical part. In order to take the exam, students are required to attend at least 80 % of the lectures and tutorials.