Summer School «European and Comparative Law» (5ª edición)

La Summer School “European and Comparative Law” es una escuela con contenidos introductorios relacionados con la realidad jurídica y política europea, con énfasis en temas de actualidad. Está dirigida a estudiantes extranjeros/as interesados/as en aprender sobre la realidad jurídica y política europea.

El curso es «tailor-made» y sus destinatarios/as principales son estudiantes del China-EU Law School de Beijing, aunque también reservamos plazas para otros/as estudiantes externos/as.

Programa

El curso está estructurado en seis módulos de 8 horas lectivas cada uno. Cada módulo está a cargo de un (excepcionalmente dos) profesor/a de la Facultad de Derecho de la UAM y consta de un mínimo de 8 horas de docencia teórica en clase en las que se hace una introducción a un tema general y se expone un tema de actualidad en España o la UE que esté relacionado con el mismo, así como la realización de ejercicios sobre la práctica judicial relevante. En algunos casos, se realizarán visitas guiadas a alguna institución relacionada con el tema u otras actividades, como la proyección de películas o documentales que posteriormente se comentan.

MODULE 1: The Role of International Human Rights Courts in Multilevel Democratic Governance (Professor Mariano Melero de la Torre)
The aim of this module is to analyse and discuss with the students the legal and philosophical questions raised by what is called the “international human rights judiciary”. Focusing on the European Human Rights System and the Inter-American Human Rights System, we will discuss the controversial role of regional courts in relation to national courts (in particular, with constitutional courts) and member states parliaments. We will consider the extent to which the principle of subsidiarity and the margin of appreciation doctrine can minimise the persistent tension between rights-based judicial review and majority rule. At the same time, the course will attempt to show to what extent international courts can endanger the basic rule of law standards of predictability and protection against arbitrariness. The ultimate aim is to enable students to gain an insight into the work of international human rights courts and how these courts can contribute to the strengthening of democracy and the rule of law.

MODULE 2: The European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (Professor Alfonso Iglesias Velasco)
In this module it will be studied the origins, development and functioning of this relevant policy area of the EU. First, it will be explained a comprehensive overview of the historical background, and of the theoretical and institutional keystones that set up the AFSJ, with a particular focus on the Agencies related to the AFSJ. Second, we will look at the legal provisions adopted by the EU in police cooperation and in borders, immigration and asylum, with a particular study of Frontex. Third, we will consider the measures adopted in the fields of criminal and civil judicial cooperation, under the relevance of the principle of mutual recognition and the role of Europol. We will examine the Treaty provisions which allow the EU to act in this field, as well as the legislative instruments introduced under those provisions. In addition, we will consider the caselaw of the Court of Justice of the EU in shaping and limiting the actions of both the EU institutions and the member states in this Area.

MODULE 3: International Environmental Law (Professor Rosa M. Fernández Egea)
In this course we will explore the following topics: 1. Concept and evolution of International Environmental Law (IEL); 2. Sources of IEL: principles and obligations; 3. Conventional and sectorial protection of the environment (climate change, biodiversity, protection of forests, waters and land); 4. Implementation of IEL and international litigation. Planned activities: The course will include teacher’s general explanations on the topics referred above as well as interactive activities of the students such as online tests (kahoot), group discussions and shorts presentations.

MODULE 4: The right to education in liberal democracies (Professor Fernando de los Santos Menéndez)
The course shall offer students conceptual and legal tools to assess educational laws and policies as a matter of justice. Two kinds of problems will be addressed. One kind revolves around the content of education. The other kind concerns the distribution of educational goods. Regarding the content of education, there are conflicting interests of parents, children, and the state. Based on specific cases, the course will explore issues such as homeschooling, school segregation, citizenship education, and sex education. The goal is to offer the students both philosophical and legal tools to tackle these cases and to find a grounded and reasonable solution to them. The other kind of problems of justice in the educational domain concern the unequal distribution of educational goods among children. We shall analyze the sources of these inequalities and evaluate whether they are justified and, more importantly, why so. For this purpose, we will discuss issues such as affirmative action, elite schooling, and parental partiality. The aim is that students reflect about the goals of an education system and the rights of children over their education. The materials of the course will combine articles in the field of political theory with cases of the US Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

MODULE 5: Intellectual Property Rights: a European overview (Professors Gemma Minero Alejandre and Sebastián López Maza)
In this module we will study European Directives on copyright and related rights and the most recent European case-law interpreting autonomous concepts of IP Law, such as the originality, the exhaustion rule, the private copying exception and the internet providers’ liability.

MODULE 6: An Introduction to International, European and Comparative Criminal Law (Professors Daniel Rodríguez Horcajo and Marta Pantaleón Díaz)
It is the aim of this module to provide students with a broad perspective on the criminal law’s most international aspects. Three main topics will be covered: 1. Substantive international criminal law: paradigmatic international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes); the principle of universal jurisdiction. 2. International procedural cooperation mechanisms for the enforcement of criminal law: the ICC and other international criminal courts; extradition and the European Arrest Warrant. 3. Comparative criminal theory: Germanic and Common-Law perspectives on wrongfulness, culpability, and defences.

Docentes

Mariano Melero de la Torre: Derecho UAM

Alfonso Iglesias Velasco: Derecho UAM

Rosa María Fernández Egea: Derecho UAM

Fernando de los Santos Menéndez: Derecho UAM

Gemma María Minero Alejandre: Derecho UAM

Sebastián López Maza: Derecho UAM

Daniel Rodríguez Horcajo: Derecho UAM

Marta Pantaleón Díaz: Derecho UAM

 

Requisitos previos de acceso

La escuela está dirigida a estudiantes del Grado de Derecho o dobles Grados en los que uno sea Derecho, que posean un conocimiento de inglés suficiente para seguir y participar en los cursos. Se recomienda un nivel B2.

Criterios de evaluación

Por cada módulo los estudiantes realizarán en clase una prueba de evaluación sobre los temas vistos y ampliados en los materiales que los profesores pongan a su disposición. El tiempo total previsto para preparar y realizar dichas pruebas está estimado en 3 horas por cada módulo. Los profesores de cada módulo definirán al principio de cada módulo los temas posibles sobre los que versará el examen.
Para la obtención de los créditos, es imprescindible la asistencia a 80% de las sesiones. La calificación será numérica.

PONDERACIÓN DE LA NOTA FINAL:

  • Asistencia a clase :10%
  • Evaluación continua (participación activa en clase y preparación y presentación de respuestas a casos prácticos en grupo): 20%
  • Examen final de cada módulo: 70%
Días, horario y lugar de celebración

Días: Del 16 de mayo al 3 de junio de 2022.

Horario: De lunes a jueves de 10.00 a 15.00( los horarios pueden verse modificados por la diferencia horaria con China).

Lugar: Microsoft Teams

Matriculación

Summer School «European and Comparative Law» (5ª edición) (matrícula Ordinaria) 200€

Summer School «European and Comparative Law» (5ª edición) (Matrícula Alumni UAM+, Alumni UAM+Plus, Alumnos UAM, Amigos de la UAM) 180€

 

*Para beneficiarse de la matrícula reducida, los estudiantes  deben inscribirse con su correo institucional  estudiante.uam.es*

NÚMERO DE PLAZAS OFERTADAS

Máximo 50 plazas

**El curso se impartirá si alcanza el mínimo de 40 estudiantes**

Becas y criterios de concesión

Cantidad: 4 becas

Criterios:

  • Estar desempleado: 40%
  • Situación socio-económica: 30%
  • Expediente académico: 30%
Observaciones

Número de horas presenciales: 48 horas.
Número de horas de trabajo del estudiante: 27 horas.

Departamento
Derecho Privado, Social y Económico
Centro
Facultad de Derecho
Categoría
DER Derecho
IP/Director
Sebastian Lopez Maza
Modalidad
Presencial
Fecha inicio
16/05/2022
Fecha fin
03/06/2022
Ubicación
Microsoft Teams
Precio
Matrícula ordinaria: 200€; Matrícula Alumni UAM+, Alumni UAM+Plus, Alumnos UAM, Amigos de la UAM: 180€
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Programa
Docentes
Requisitos previos de acceso
Criterios de evaluación
Días, horario y lugar de celebración
Matriculación
Becas y criterios de concesión
Observaciones
Programa

El curso está estructurado en seis módulos de 8 horas lectivas cada uno. Cada módulo está a cargo de un (excepcionalmente dos) profesor/a de la Facultad de Derecho de la UAM y consta de un mínimo de 8 horas de docencia teórica en clase en las que se hace una introducción a un tema general y se expone un tema de actualidad en España o la UE que esté relacionado con el mismo, así como la realización de ejercicios sobre la práctica judicial relevante. En algunos casos, se realizarán visitas guiadas a alguna institución relacionada con el tema u otras actividades, como la proyección de películas o documentales que posteriormente se comentan.

MODULE 1: The Role of International Human Rights Courts in Multilevel Democratic Governance (Professor Mariano Melero de la Torre)
The aim of this module is to analyse and discuss with the students the legal and philosophical questions raised by what is called the “international human rights judiciary”. Focusing on the European Human Rights System and the Inter-American Human Rights System, we will discuss the controversial role of regional courts in relation to national courts (in particular, with constitutional courts) and member states parliaments. We will consider the extent to which the principle of subsidiarity and the margin of appreciation doctrine can minimise the persistent tension between rights-based judicial review and majority rule. At the same time, the course will attempt to show to what extent international courts can endanger the basic rule of law standards of predictability and protection against arbitrariness. The ultimate aim is to enable students to gain an insight into the work of international human rights courts and how these courts can contribute to the strengthening of democracy and the rule of law.

MODULE 2: The European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (Professor Alfonso Iglesias Velasco)
In this module it will be studied the origins, development and functioning of this relevant policy area of the EU. First, it will be explained a comprehensive overview of the historical background, and of the theoretical and institutional keystones that set up the AFSJ, with a particular focus on the Agencies related to the AFSJ. Second, we will look at the legal provisions adopted by the EU in police cooperation and in borders, immigration and asylum, with a particular study of Frontex. Third, we will consider the measures adopted in the fields of criminal and civil judicial cooperation, under the relevance of the principle of mutual recognition and the role of Europol. We will examine the Treaty provisions which allow the EU to act in this field, as well as the legislative instruments introduced under those provisions. In addition, we will consider the caselaw of the Court of Justice of the EU in shaping and limiting the actions of both the EU institutions and the member states in this Area.

MODULE 3: International Environmental Law (Professor Rosa M. Fernández Egea)
In this course we will explore the following topics: 1. Concept and evolution of International Environmental Law (IEL); 2. Sources of IEL: principles and obligations; 3. Conventional and sectorial protection of the environment (climate change, biodiversity, protection of forests, waters and land); 4. Implementation of IEL and international litigation. Planned activities: The course will include teacher’s general explanations on the topics referred above as well as interactive activities of the students such as online tests (kahoot), group discussions and shorts presentations.

MODULE 4: The right to education in liberal democracies (Professor Fernando de los Santos Menéndez)
The course shall offer students conceptual and legal tools to assess educational laws and policies as a matter of justice. Two kinds of problems will be addressed. One kind revolves around the content of education. The other kind concerns the distribution of educational goods. Regarding the content of education, there are conflicting interests of parents, children, and the state. Based on specific cases, the course will explore issues such as homeschooling, school segregation, citizenship education, and sex education. The goal is to offer the students both philosophical and legal tools to tackle these cases and to find a grounded and reasonable solution to them. The other kind of problems of justice in the educational domain concern the unequal distribution of educational goods among children. We shall analyze the sources of these inequalities and evaluate whether they are justified and, more importantly, why so. For this purpose, we will discuss issues such as affirmative action, elite schooling, and parental partiality. The aim is that students reflect about the goals of an education system and the rights of children over their education. The materials of the course will combine articles in the field of political theory with cases of the US Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

MODULE 5: Intellectual Property Rights: a European overview (Professors Gemma Minero Alejandre and Sebastián López Maza)
In this module we will study European Directives on copyright and related rights and the most recent European case-law interpreting autonomous concepts of IP Law, such as the originality, the exhaustion rule, the private copying exception and the internet providers’ liability.

MODULE 6: An Introduction to International, European and Comparative Criminal Law (Professors Daniel Rodríguez Horcajo and Marta Pantaleón Díaz)
It is the aim of this module to provide students with a broad perspective on the criminal law’s most international aspects. Three main topics will be covered: 1. Substantive international criminal law: paradigmatic international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes); the principle of universal jurisdiction. 2. International procedural cooperation mechanisms for the enforcement of criminal law: the ICC and other international criminal courts; extradition and the European Arrest Warrant. 3. Comparative criminal theory: Germanic and Common-Law perspectives on wrongfulness, culpability, and defences.

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