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Updated A.Y. 2021-2022

Course Description

The course deals with (i) the historical and theoretical foundations of fundamental rights in the national and supranational arena, (ii) the definitions of fundamental rights, between universalism and relativism, (iii) the features of fundamental rights’ legal protection in national and international law, and (iv) the main contemporary challenges in a comparative law approach, both regarding the most debated substantive issues as well as having regard to legal mechanism of protection.

Due to the increasing relevance of the judiciary branch in the adjudication of fundamental rights, the course will focus on the case law of the Courts (constitutional, supreme, supranational). Then, substantive issues related to the protection to fundamental rights in contemporary years will be analyzed.

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