Checking date: 13/05/2021

Course: 2023/2024

Public liberties and constitutional rights
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (2013 Study Plan) (Plan: 306 - Estudio: 283)

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Department assigned to the subject: International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law Department, Public State Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 4.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
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This course analyzes the public liberties and constitutional rights and pay special attention to: equality and non discrimination, freedom of conscience, ideology and religion, freedom of expression and information, freedom of education, political rights, freedom of assembly, demonstration and association, right to honor to personal and family intimacy and to the image, and the right to effective judicial protection. For this purpose, judicial decisions of the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights will be studied and discussed during the classes. Students will learn to use constitutional terminology in the related topics, and will acquire the capacity to properly argue in this context.
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; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; right to respect of private life 5th Lesson: Right to liberty and security; freedom of movement and of residence 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 course implies practical and theoretical knowledge. With regard to the teaching method, alongside the traditional theoretical seminars, a good deal of practice sessions shall take place (solution of real conflicts, individually or in groups, analysis of facts) that will let the student apply the knowledge acquired to the problems that he might face in his professional life
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Luis María Díez-Picazo. Sistema de derechos fundamentales. Thomson Civitas.
  • D. LLAMAZARES. Derecho a la libertad de conciencia. Civitas.
  • Francisco Bastida y otros. Teoría General de los Derechos Fundamentales en la Constitución Española. Tecnos.
  • I. C. IBÁN-L. PRIETO SANCHÍS-A. MOTILLA. Manual de Derecho Eclesiástico. Trotta.
  • Luis López Guerra, Pablo Pérez Tremps, Miguel Satrústegui, et al. Derecho Constitucional Vol I. Tirant lo Blanch.

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