The following courses are offered in the sommersemester 2021. In light of the Corona situation, we have been asked to plan for a digital term. I'll keep you updated.
186136 ONLINE: Human Rights Law
In recent decades, a "humanization" of international law has taken place: the protection of people (and peoples) has become an important regulatory goal. This lecture is designed to provide an overview of human rights protection regimes at the global and regional levels. After an introduction into basic questions and fundamental problems of human rights protection and an overview of universal human rights protection treaties, the lecture provides comparative insights into regional protection regimes. In addition to a discussion of procedures before judicial and quasi-judicial protection institutions, special attention will be paid to substantive human rights guarantees. Central cases will illustrate the importance of individual human rights and their enforcement. Finally, human rights protection in multi-actor constellations and in the multi-level legal system will be examined.
Literaturempfehlung: Up to date readings will be provided via Moodle.
186137 ONLINE: Artificial Intelligence and the Law
Literaturempfehlung: Up to date readings will be provided via Moodle and online.
186138 ONLINE: EU Law
This course takes student on a normative journey into the history, status quo and future of European integration as realized through the increasingly intricate order of EU law. From its modest (but visionary) beginnings to the Treaty of Lisbon of 2009 and beyond, the EU has developed into a supranational legal order complete with fundamental rights and a constitutional order. We will delve into the institutional structure of the European Union and its main bodies; its relationship to international law and national laws; fundamental rights protection; the four freedoms; the secrets of comitology; the potential of coordinated external action; law enforcement; the single market; and the future of the EU after Brexit. We will use leading cases by the Court of Justice of the EU to guide our discussions and learn to work with primary and secondary sources effectively.
Books: Damian Chalmers, Gareth Davies, and Giorgio Monti, European Union Law (4th ed.; Cambridge University Press, 2019); Robert Schütze, European Union Law (2nd ed.; Cambridge University Press, 2018); Catherine Barnard and Steve Peers, European Union Law (2nd ed.; Oxford University Press, 2017); Lorna Woods, Philippa Watson, and Marios Costa, Steiner & Woods on EU Law (13th ed.; Oxford University Press, 2017); Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca, EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (6th ed.; Oxford University Press, 2015) Statute books:Nigel Foster, Blackstone’s EU Treaties & Legislation 2019-2020 (30th ed.; Oxford University Press, 2019); Paul Drury, Core EU Legislation 2018-2019 (3rd ed.; Macmillan, 2018); Robert Schütze, EU Treaties and Legislation (2nd ed.; Cambridge University Press, 2018)
186139 ONLINE: Public and Private Internet Law
Law applies to the internet and to human-human and human-machine interaction through and on digital technologies. Public law sets key standards and frames how digitalized societies develop. But a large proportion of legally relevant communications and transactions take place in private spaces, in spaces that are primarily subject to the terms of service (e.g. community standards) of individual companies. These private rules determine online behaviour. Are the ‘constitutionalizing’ online spheres? How does private law and public law interact? This seminar, which looks at the challenges of the platform economy from the perspective of private and public law, seeks to answer central questions of communicative and transactional relations under the increasingly technologically mediatized relationships constitutive of online order.
Up to date readings will be provided via Moodle and online.