||Weekly Class Schedule
||Comparative Constitutional Law
||Thursday 17-20.00 hrs
||It is a prerequisite to
||Office Hours / Room / Phone
||This course is designed to introduce students to comparative constitutionalism in Europe, North America, Africa and Balkans. It covers constitution-making, concepts of separation of powers, checks and balances, fundamental rights and a judicial review in a comparative perspective.
||Mark Tushnet, Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar, 2014) and Michel Rosenfeld and Andras Sajo, Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2012), selected chapters. Selected European Court of Human Rights cases will be used to provide overview of constitutional issues in the Balkans in English language.
||After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of constitutional law for purposes of comparative analysis
- Demonstrate knowledge of constitutional law in select jurisdictions
- Use and critically analyze court cases that impact development of constitutionalism
- Perform research and use resources necessary for comparative constitutional analysis
- Think critically about constitutional issues
||The course will involve a combination of lectures, class discussions, individual and groups case analysis and presentations.
||Introduction. Course overview and review of the syllabus.
||"Comparative constitutional law – history and contours"
||Tushnet, Chapter 1.
||Tushnet, Chapter 2.
||Types of Constitutions
||Rosenfeld and Sajo, Chapter 4.
||The structure of government
||Tushnet, Chapter 5.
||The structures of constitutional review
||Tushnet, Chapter 3.
||"Rights analysis: proportionality, rules and international law"
||Tushnet, Chapter 4.
||Rosenfeld and Sajo, Chapter 44.
||Freedom of Expression
||Rosenfeld and Sajo, Chapter 42.
||Freedom of Religion
||Rosenfeld and Sajo, Chapter 43.
||Freedom of Assembly and Association
||Rosenfeld and Sajo, Chapter 45.
||Rosenfeld and Sajo, Chapter 46.
||Rosenfeld and Sajo, Chapter 47.