Checking date: 23/06/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Public liberties and constitutional rights
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law (321)

Coordinating teacher: BAAMONDE GOMEZ, LAURA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Public State Law

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
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 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.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
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. 2017
  • APARICIO PÉREZ, M.Á. (Dir.):. "Manual de Derecho Constitucional".. Atelier. Barcelona. 2016
  • 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 . 2004
  • CASTELLA ANDREU, J (editor) . "Derecho constitucional básico" . Huygens, Madrid. 2018
  • DIEZ PICAZO, L. Mª.:. "Sistema de Derechos Fundamentales".. Thomsom/Civitas. Cizur Menor (Navarra). últ.edición
  • GUTIÉRREZ GUTIÉRREZ, I (coord.). "Elementos de Derecho constitucional español". Marcial Pons, Madrid. últ.edición
  • LÓPEZ GUERRA, L.; ESPÍN, E.; GARCÍA MORILLO, J.; PÉREZ TREMPS, P. y SATRÚSTEGUI, M.:. "Derecho Constitucional", vol. I.. Valencia, Tirant lo blanch. Valencia. 2018
  • PÉREZ ROYO, J.:. "Curso de Derecho Constitucional".. Marcial Pons. Madrid. últ.edición
  • RUIZ ROBLEDO, A.. "Constitutional Law in Spain". Kluwer Law International. Second Edition
  • VILLANUEVA TURNES, Alejandro (coord.). "Derechos fundamentales. Aspectos básicos y actuales". Andavira, Santiago de Compostela. 2017

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.