Checking date: 17/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Public liberties and constitutional rights
Bachelor in Law (Plan: 397 - Estudio: 206)

Coordinating teacher: BAAMONDE GOMEZ, LAURA

Department assigned to the subject: Public State Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Constitution and sources of law system Constitutional organization of government
Students should acquire a reasonable level of knowledge regarding: a) the general outlook of the Spanish fundamental rights and public liberties, and its guarantee system b) some particular rights and liberties
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
GENERAL CONCEPTS AND GUARANTEES SYSTEM 1st Lesson: Fundamental Rights in the Spanish Constitution 2nd Lesson: Guarantees system FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS ANALYSIS 3rd Lesson: Equality and non discrimination 4th Lesson: Right to life and integrity; right to liberty and security; freedom of movement and of residence 5th Lesson: Rights of the personal sphere: freedom of thought, conscience and religion; right to respect of private life and habeas data 6th Lesson: Freedom of expression and information 7th Lesson: Freedom of assembly and of association 8th Lesson: Political rights 9th Lesson: Right to a fair trail 10th Lesson: Economic and social rights
Learning activities and methodology
The program of this course will be developed in lectures and they will be held in large group sessions. Other types of activities will be carried out in small groups. Activities like the resolution of cases studies, based mostly in the Spanish Constitutional Court'cases or the European Human Rights Court' cases, exhibitions of the students, discussions of the work documents... Periodical controls about the subject matter developed in the semester will also be carried out. The aim of this combination of work´s methods is the develope of the capacities and the competences identified between the Bachelor's degree characteristics. Use of Artificial Intelligence tools selectively allowed in this subject. The faculty may indicate a list of works and exercises that the student can perform using AI tools, specifying how they should be used, and how the student should describe the use made of them. If the use of AI by the student gives rise to academic fraud by falsifying the results of an exam or work required to accredit academic performance, the provisions of the Regulation of the University Carlos III of Madrid of partial development of the Law 3/2022, of February 24th, of University Coexistence will be applied.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • ALZAGA VILLAAMIL, Ó.; GUTIÉRREZ GUTIÉRREZ, I. y RODRÍGUEZ ZAPATA, J.:. "Derecho político español según la Constitución de 1978", vol. II.. Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces. Madrid. última edición
  • APARICIO PÉREZ, M.Á. (Dir.):. "Manual de Derecho Constitucional".. Atelier. Barcelona. última edición
  • ARAGÓN REYES, M. (Coord.):. "Temas básicos de Derecho Constitucional", tomos I y III.. Civitas. Madrid. últ.edición
  • BASTIDA FREIJEDO, F.J. et alii:. "Teoría general de los derechos fundamentales en la Constitución española de 1978".. Tecnos. Madrid. última edición
  • DIEZ PICAZO, L. Mª.:. "Sistema de Derechos Fundamentales".. Tirant Lo Blanch. últ.edición
  • GUTIÉRREZ GUTIÉRREZ, I (coord.). "Elementos de Derecho constitucional español". Marcial Pons, Madrid. últ.edición
  • LÓPEZ GUERRA, L.; ESPÍN, E. (dirs.):. "Manual de Derecho Constitucional", vol. I.. Valencia, Tirant lo blanch. Valencia. última edición
  • RUIZ ROBLEDO, A.. "Constitutional Law in Spain". Kluwer Law International. Last Edition
  • VVAA. Lecciones de Derecho Constitucional II. Lex Nova. última edición

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.