Fundamental Rigths & Constitutional Justice A/B/C/D

6 ECTs / Semester / English, Portuguese

A survey course on fundamental rights and their judicial protection. The focus is not on the study of particular regimes and systems but on the structural and substantive features shared by them and on the historical and comparative study of how those features came to be in the constitutional traditions of the United States and Europe. However, the course is not primarily centered on the philosophy or the history of fundamental rights. The subject is the general theory of fundamental rights, comprising their theoretical foundations; the general doctrine of their structure, application, and effects; the doctrinal construction of special rights or principles; and the various systems, standards, and levels of judicial enforcement. The aim is to provide the students with an understanding of the subject and with the technical tools indispensable to legal reasoning in this domain. 

Faculty

Associate Professor
Associate Professor at Católica | Lisbon School of Law, where he earned his Doctoral Degree in 2009 (Case Law of Principles - An Essay on the Grounds for…
Professor of Law
Dean of Católica Lisbon School of Law, where he concluded his Law undergraduate studies (1993), his Masters (2002) and his Ph.D. (2014). Develops research…
Professor of Law
Judge of the Constitutional Court of Portugal (since July 2016). Professor of Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Basic legal studies at the Universidade…
Legal Adviser at the Constitutional Court of Portugal and Guest Lecturer at Católica | Lisbon School of Law. Bachelor of Laws (2010) and Master of Laws in…
Invited Lecturer
Ravi Afonso Pereira is a doctoral candidate at Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he also obtained his law degree in 2004. His…