CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to offer theoretical and analytical foundations, through the study of the constitutional jurisprudence, and of other courts, for a better understanding of models and techniques for the protection of fundamental rights
In order to have access to the examination it is necessary to have old the examinations of Institutions of private law and Institutions of roman law
Course contents summary
This course is designed to provide students with guide to the study of liberties and fundamental rights as essential content of the contemporary constitutionalism.
Methodological approach. Particular attention will be paid to the courts' changing trends, due to the decisive role of judges (constitutional, national and supranational) in search of ways to guarantee individual rights.
The choice of the topics of the course, with practical activities and didactic laboratories, will consider issues that are central to the recent social and cultural debate.
These are the main issuees of the course: rights, duties and solidarity in the constitutional project of social justice; social rights and rights to a reduction of the economic inequality, welfare State, financial crisis and public finance equilibrium: The economic sustainability of the welfare state and of social policies, workers’ rights and transformations of the labour market; human rights over time: environment, cultural heritage, future generations; civil rights and anti-discrimination policies (families and new family models, equal opportunities); body, sexuality, life technologies: the right to the sexual identity, ethical and juridical conflicts in the face of the medically assisted procreation, end-life-decisions, the protection of health and the freedom of choice; rights in the evolution of communication technologies (internet, social networks, etc.); rights in the perspective of cultural and religious pluralism.
In connection with the course programme, seminar programmes and explorations of particularly relevant issues will be organised, with scholars and teachers also from other universities and institutes taking part. Course attendees will be involved in organising these seminars and preparing course materials.
P. CARETTI, Diritti fondamentali. Libertà e diritti sociali, Torino, Giappichelli, 2011, only these parts of the book:
- Parte generale. – I. La prospettiva storica: ricostruzioni teoriche e modelli di tutela. – II. I diritti fondamentali nell’esperienza costituzionale italiana: dallo Statuto Albertino alla Costituzione repubblicana. – III. I diritti fondamentali nella Costituzione italiana: quadro generale. – IV. La tutela internazionale dei diritti fondamentali.
- Parte Speciale. – V. L’interpretazione dell’art. 2 della Costituzione. – VI. Il principio di eguaglianza
N. OCCHIOCUPO, Costituzione e Corte costituzionale. Percorsi di un rapporto “genetico” dinamico e indissolubile, Milano, Giuffré, 2010 (trhee papers on the student's personal choice)
The course will be carried out through lessons and seminars
Assessment methods and criteria
The modality of verification consists in an examination that will concern on constitutional law I and II at the end of the cours of the second year