COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Basic Concepts of Public Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 487
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide a theoretical background and reasoning within the framework of basic public law concepts. Thus, it is aimed to provide an infrastructure to support all public law courses in the program.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Solve the problems faced within the framework of the concepts of rights and freedom.
  • Analyze the concepts of public law in literature and cinema.
  • Classify the elements and qualifications of public law transactions.
  • Describe the power and limits of punishment.
  • Discuss the concept of abuse of rights.
  • Compare the views of the concept of right in different legal fields.
Course Description The course covers the common concepts and institutions used in different areas of public law such as constitution, administration, punishment and taxation. In this context, it is a course for the student to absorb the theoretical foundations of public law rather than the dogmatic content.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Scope and Content of Public Law
2 Right to be Forgotten/Balance Test Movie: Mephisto. Judgments: 1. German Federal Constitutional Court (Mephisto) https://germanlawarchive.iuscomp.org/?p=56 2. ECtHR Judgment: M.L. and W.W. v Germany, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-183947 3.CJEU (Google), https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:62012CJ0131&from=EN
3 Power to Punish Movie: Nuremberg Trials. Judgments: 1. ECtHR Judgment: Streletz, Kessler ve Krenz v Germany, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-59353 2. Polednová v Czechia, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-105985 3. Vasiliauskas v Lithuania, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-158290
4 The Limits of Private Life in Interpersonal Relationships Movie: The Truman Show, ECHR cases: 1. Hannover v Germany, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-109029 2. Barbulescu v Romanya http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-177082 3. Bevacqua and S. v Bulgaria, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-86875 4. P.G. ve J.H. v UK, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-59665
5 Right to life- abortion Documentary: Roe v Wade, Judgments: 1. ECtHR Judgment P and S v Poland, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-114098 2. A, B and C v. Ireland, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-102332 3. German Federal C.C. Judgment: https://germanlawarchive.iuscomp.org/?p=1190 4.SCOTUS Judgment: Roe v Wade https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/410/113/
6 Right to life -eutonesia Movie: The Sea Inside, Judgments 1. ECHR: Lambert and others v France, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-155352 2. Supreme Court case of Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, 497 U.S. 261 (1990) https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/497/261/ 3. 3. Pretty v UK, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-60448
7 Private Life / Guardianship Issues Movie: The Life of Others, Judgments: 1. UK Appeal Court Judgment: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/re-ab-final-judgment-110719.pdf 2. ECtHR Judgment: A.N. v. Lithuania http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-163344 3. B. v. Romania (no. 2) http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-116959 4. Zehentner v Austria, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-93594 5. Laskey, Jaggard and Brown v. the UK, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-58021 6. Dudgeon v the UK, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-57473
8 Midterm
9 Prohibition of discrimination Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird, Judgments 1. Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856), https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/60/393/ 2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/347/483/ 3. ECtHR: Opuz v. Turkey http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-92945 4. E.B. v. France http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-84571 5. Sidabras and Džiautas v Lithuania, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-61942
10 Concept of Penalty 1. ECtHR Judgment of Engel and the others v Netherlands, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-57479 2. M. v Germany, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-96389 3. Enhorn v. Sweden http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-68077 4. German Federal Constitutional Court Judgment: https://germanlawarchive.iuscomp.org/?p=1203
11 Freedom of contract Movie: Merchant of Venice, Judgments: 1. ECtHR: Evans v UK, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-80046 2. S. W. v UK, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-57965 Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U.S. 844 (1997) https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/521/844/
12 Professional Ethics Movie: And the Justice for All, ECtHR Judgments: 1. Morice v. France, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/rus?i=001-154265 2. Ramanauskas v. Lithuania (No. 2), http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-180850 3. Casado Coca v Spain, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-57866
13 Freedom of expression Movie: The Man For All Seasons, Judgments: 1. SCOTUS: Texas v. Johnson, https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/491/397/ 2. United States v. Eichman https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/496/310/ 3. ECtHR Judgment: Otto Preminger Institut v. Austria, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-57897 4. E.S. v. Austria, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-187188
14 Presumption of Innocence Movie: 12 Angry Man, ECtHR Judgments 1. Allen v. the United Kingdom, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-122859 2. Schenk v Switzerland, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-57572 3. Falk v Netherlands, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-67305
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
1
15
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exams
1
25
    Total
108

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

X
12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest