Land and water grabbing

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims at developing the legal framework governing basic goods as basic rights, deepening the meaning of "basic goods" in a national and comparative perspective moving from the analysis of the literature and the case law and focusing on the analysis of the legal tools designed to protect these basic goods. This is an ongoing issue especially because of the globalization and the growing migratory flows affecting the European countries and the North America.

At the end of the course the students will have an in-depth knowledge of the course topics. The students will also acquire a reasoning method suitable for dealing with more specific and complex legal issues.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: students shall know the legal framework governing basic goods as basic rights and the legal tools designed to protect these basic goods;
·Applying knowledge and understanding: students shall be able to read current events, ongoing case law and pending legislative reforms;
·Making judgements: students shall acquire a critical approach on the course topics that will allow them to assess the importance, but also the critical points, of the course topics;
·Communication: students shall be able to express notions and opinions correctly, using the appropriate terminology;
·Lifelong learning skills: students shall acquire good individual study skills.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Classes will be live-streamed on Microsoft Teams, following the lessons timetable. Live-streamed classes will be recorded and will be available on the online platform and on the course ARIEL website.
Students will be informed as soon as possible, through the course ARIEL website, in case they will be able also to attend in person the classes at University. This possibility will depend upon the evolution of the emergency and the respect of the security directives. In any case the live classes will be recorded and will be available on the online platform.
Course syllabus
The course will focus on the following topics, which will be faced through a multidisciplinary approach considering regulatory, nutritional and health aspects and -where possible- with a focus on consumer perception - within the frame of the sustainable development principle:
· Right to primary goods
· Right to food/access to food/food safety-security
· Food labeling, from Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 to the forms of front-of-pack labeling
· Nutrition and health claims
· Food for special medical purposes (e.g. gluten free products)
· Organic products
· Former food recycling
· Genetically modified organisms
· Novel foods
Prerequisites for admission
Constitutional law and Private law
Teaching methods
The professors will use frontal lectures as the main teaching method. The course uses e-learning teaching material available on the Ariel platform and mainly consisting of the slides discussed during the frontal lectures. Attendance to lessons is recommended.
Teaching Resources
Slides and other material provided by the teacher, available on the ARIEL platform
Assessment methods and Criteria
Learning assessment procedures and evaluation criteria are unchanged. Student learning will be assessed through an oral exam via the Microsoft Teams platform.
Whereas possible, according to the pandemic situation and in compliance with the necessary safety conditions, the exam will take place in presence. In any case, the possibility of taking the exam from remote locations will be ensured for students who are unable to leave their place of residence and/or domicile.
More information and updates will be available on the course Ariel website. For this reason, students are encouraged to check the course ARIEL website regularly.
IUS/08 - CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Martini Daniela