Global constitutional law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
IUS/09 IUS/21
Learning objectives
By focusing on the core principles of Constitutional Law in a dynamic and global perspective, the course aims at:
- critically discussing the influence of the process of globalization on constitutional law and the growing interaction between different legal system in a globalized world;
- outlining the most critical aspects of fundamental rights protection in comparative perspective;
- analysing the institutions that act in the field of fundamental rights protection;
- critically discussing the multiple crisis that constitutional democracy is experiencing worldwide.
- analysing the role and the policies of the EU in the field of sustainable development
The Course will address:
- the theories and praxis of the democratic organization of the State, the separation of powers and the rule of law in connection with the ongoing processes of globalization;
- the nature of fundamental rights protection and on the different systems of protection of these rights in a comparative perspective;
- the crisis of the "Rule of law" in a comparative perspective;
- the role and the policies of the EU in the field of sustainable development.
Expected learning outcomes
The course will enable students to understand the role of governments, judicial bodies, constitutional courts, and other institutions in the development of effective policies and protection of constitutional rights, in the framework of the ongoing crisis of constitutional democracy on a global scale.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- understand the basic doctrines and principle of "multilevel" constitutional law (national and supranational), in a historical and comparative perspective;
- address the current process of globalization and its impact on constitutional systems and on the protection of fundamental rights;
- understand the complexity of the fundamental rights protection system in a broad comparative perspective;
- understand the relation between constitutional law and sustainable development. 
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

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Lessons: 63 hours