Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Constitutional Law 2

Constitutional Law 2
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8448
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Second semester
FB
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan

Teaching staff


To be agreed upon with the professor.

 

Introduction

The fundamental justification of the rule of law is that it recognises fundamental rights and civil liberties, based on the formal (application of law) and material (non-discrimination) equality of Spanish citizens.

 

Pre-course requirements

The concepts and skills covered in the course on the Constitution and State (Constitutional Law I) within the same law degree.

 

Objectives

a) Knowledge: know the different types of personal rights, especially those arising from human dignity.

b) Skills: ability to define the different types of fundamental rights.

c) Attitudes: understand the importance of fundamental rights in society.

Competencies

  • 02 - To acquire the ability to understand, analyse and synthesise
  • 08 - To develop mechanisms that facilitate the adoption of ethical commitments
  • 09 - To develop mechanisms that favour sensitivity towards issues related to fundamental rights as well as respect for other cultures and customs
  • 11 - To acquire skills for autonomous learning
  • 13 - To develop critical analysis skills
  • 14 - To be aware of the importance of the Law as a regulatory system for social relationships
  • 16 - To be able to use constitutional principles and values as work tools when interpreting the legal system
  • 17 - To understand and have knowledge of public and private institutional principles in their origin and as a whole

Learning outcomes

1. Have acquired solid knowledge about the organisation of the Spanish state and the laws it produces

2. Identify fundamental rights and civil liberties as recognised in the Spanish Constitution, and their guarantees

3. Have acquired the ability to analyse and reach conclusions

4. Have acquired argumentation skills

5. Have acquired skills that encourage reading comprehension

6. Have acquired knowledge leading to internalising pluralism and tolerance

7. Have internalised the fundamental rights aspect for recognition of human dignity

8. Have acquired independent learning skills

 

Syllabus

Chapter 1 Bill of Rights: General Theory
      1.1 Concept
      1.2 Subject
      1.3 Effetiveness
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 2 Equality
      2.1 Formal equality and material quality
      2.2 Discrimination
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 3 Effective Legal Protection
      3.1 Concept
      3.2 Warranties of process
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 4 Rights of Individuals
      4.1 Life
      4.2 Conscience Freedom
      4.3 Personal freedom
      4.4 Inviolability of the home

      4.5 Et alteri
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 5 Personality Rights
      5.1 Honor
      5.2 Privacy
      5.3 Image
      5.4 Vunerable groups
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 6 Civil Rights
      6.1 Public Free Opinon
      6.2 Reunion and Association
      6.3 Vote and political parties
      6.4 More political Rights
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 7 Labour Rights
      7.1 Unions
      7.2 Strikes
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 8 The Welfare State
      8.1 Education
      8.2 Healthcare
      8.3 Pensions
      8.4 Personal Freedom
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 9 More Civil Rights
      9.1 Non-fundamenal Rights
      9.2 Like Rights
      9.3 New philosophycal views
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 10 The constitutional Duties
      10.1 State Defense
      10.2 Tax
      10.3 Working
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 11 Not judicial warranties of constitutional Rights
      11.1 Reserva de ley y contenido esencial
      11.2 Ombudsman
      11.3 Et alteri
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 12 Judicial Warranties of Constitucional Rights
      12.1 The application for amparo
      12.2 European and internacional jurisdictions
      [+] Subchapter

Chapter 13 Rights Suspension
      13.1 General rule
      13.2 Particular suspension
      [+] Subchapter

[+] Chapter


  1. Concept
  2. Subject
  3. Eficacity

  1. Igualdad formal e igualdad material
  2. Discrimination

  1. Concept
  2. Warranties of process

  1. Life
  2. Conscience Freedom
  3. Personal freedom
  4. Inviolabilidad domiciliaria
  5. Et alteri

  1. Honor
  2. Privacy
  3. Image
  4. Colectivos vulnerables

  1. Public Free Opinon
  2. Reunion and Association
  3. Vote and political parties
  4. More political Rights

  1. Sindication
  2. Huelga

  1. Education
  2. Healthcare
  3. Pensions
  4. Autonomía personal

  1. Los derechos no fundamentales
  2. Like Rights
  3. New philosophycal views

  1. State Defense
  2. Tax
  3. Working

  1. Reserva de ley y contenido esencial
  2. Ombudsman
  3. Et alteri

  1. El recurso de amparo
  2. European and internacional jurisdictions

  1. General rule
  2. Particular suspension

Teaching and learning activities

In person



Through different learning activities (case studies, oral presentations, text analysis, and summarising the content of lectures) students should develop a critical sense, professional autonomy and the knowledge in each of the different subject areas of the course. Additionally, particular sensitivity to human rights and civil liberties is very important in this course.

 

TRAINING ACTIVITYCOMPETENCES
Actividades en el aula para el seguimiento de los alumnos (individual y en grupo)
02 08 16
Estudio independiente del alumno
02 08 09 11 17
Trabajos individuales
02 09 13 16
Presentación en el aula de los conceptos y su aplicación práctica
14 16 17

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person



 

 

Examen final (puntúa sobre 5) de toda la asignatura.

Exámenes intermedios  no liberatoris   en forma de test i/o memorandum, qe suman hasta 3 puntos.

Hasta 2 puntos por la participación activa y solvente en clase, incluidos tests sorpresivos 

 

La convocatoria de julio solo tendrá en cuenta la nota de la evaluación continuada en el caso de que ésta sea para favorecer.

Bibliography and resources

In addition to the texts for Constitutional Law I:

    • Maria Luisa Balaguer Callejón, El derecho fundamental al honor, Tecnos, Madrid, 1992.
    • Marc Carrillo, La cláusula de conciencia y el secreto profesional de los periodistas, Civitas, Madrid, 1993.
    • José Luís Cascajo Castro, Vicente Gimeno Sendra, El recurso de amparo,Tecnos, Madrid, 1984.
    • Pedro Cruz Villalón, Estados excepcionales y suspensión de garantías, Tecnos, Madrid, 1984.
    • Luis M Díez-Picazo, Sistema de derechos fundamentales, Civitas, 2013, 4ª ed.
    • Angela Figueruelo Burrieza, El derecho a la tutela judicial efectiva, Tecnos, Madrid, 1990.
    • Pablo Lucas Murillo, El derecho de asociación, Tecnos, Madrid, 1996.
    • Carlos Santiago Nino, Ética y derechos humanos, Ariel, Barcelona, 1989.
    • Pablo Pérez Tremps, El recurso de amparo, Ed. tirant lo Blanch, 2015, 2ª ed.
    • Luís Prieto Sanchís, Estudios sobre derechos fundamentales, Debate, Madrid, 1990.
    • Ramon Soriano, El derecho de habeas corpus, Congreso de los Diputados, Madrid, 1986.
    • Juan José BONILLA SÁNCHEZ, “Motivos de inadmisión del recurso de amparo”, en Espacio y tiempo, 24, 2010, PP. 37-58.
    • Francisco DÍAZ REVORIO, “Tribunal Constitucional y procesos constitucionales en España”, en Estudios constitucionales nú, 2, 2009, pp. 81-108.
    • Ana ESPINOSA, “El recurso de amparo: problemas antes, y después, de la reforma”, en InDret, marzo 2010.
    • F.J. MATIA PORTILLA, “La especial trascendencia constitucional y la inadmisión del recurso de amparo”, en Revista Española de Derecho Constitucional, 2009, núm. 86, 209.

Teaching and learning material