Global constitutional law

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
63
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/21
Language
English
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

Responsible
Lesson period
year
In the first semester, Monday's classes will be taught in a multimedia classroom following the lessons timetable and will be live-streamed. Students will be able to attend in person (within the limits required by the social distancing rules applicable at the material time) or remotely.
The other classes will be live-streamed on Microsoft Teams, following the lessons timetable.
Live-streamed lessons will be recorded and will be available on the online platform.
The course will alternate and combine lectures and seminar teaching and will be tailored to match the learning necessities of students attending physically and remotely alike. Classes may require prior readings and include pre-recorded components.
Course syllabus
The course focuses on the core principles of Constitutional Law in a dynamic and global perspective.
The first part of the course will explore both theories and praxis of the democratic organization of the State, the separation of powers, 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 second part will be focused on the connections between global constitutional law and sustainable development both at national and supranational level.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisites required.
Teaching methods
The course will be structured on lectures, guests seminars and the discussion of case-studies.
Teaching Resources
Reference materials for each class will be uploaded to the Ariel course website.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Exams: oral exam and written paper.
IUS/21 - COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 63 hours
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
Please schedule an appointment writing at: antonia.baraggia@unimi.it
Until September 15th, all the meetings will be held on line on Teams.