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1333 European Law


ECTS credits: 6

Weekly workload: 2 hours lecture

Assessment: exam

Type of exam: written



This course is taken in Bulgaria or in Germany the third semester. In the receiving university students can choose a different course from the one in the curriculum of the MA Degree course, provided the chosen discipline is compatible with 1333 and corresponds to the module European Law and Administration.

The goal of the course is to acquaint students with the legal aspects of cooperation among countries in Europe. Emphasis is laid on the EU – its structure, institutional framework. Leading principles in legislation, the role of individuals in law implementation, the question of responsibility of different subjects. Attention is paid to the organization and activities of the Council of Europe and its law enforcement institution – the European Court of Human Rights – implementing the European Charter of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.


Teaching and assessment:

Teaching is by seminars on which a short presentation of each topic will be provided by the lecturer. During seminars students work on texts and cases brought before the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights pointing on different problems occurring with implementation of the Treaties and ECHR principles and rules in the member states. Students develop skills for team work, oral and written presentation of legal matters. The semester finishes with an exam .The final ECTS grade is based on the result from participation and attendance during seminars, the presented course work(20%) and the exam contributes 80% to  the ECTS grade.


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