COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Comparative Public Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 366
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • • Classify public law and private law transactions
  • • Identify public law procedures in terms of organic and functional aspects
  • • Explain the elements of public law.
  • • Analyze and solve problems caused by mixed processes
  • • Discuss the terms of use of the rule of bona fides in public law
  • • Compare the basic concepts of right, power and time limitation in public law and private law.
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 Introduction (Scope and Content of the Course) Sandra Fredman, “Foreign Fads or Fashions: The Role of Comparativism in Human Rights Law in Comparative Human Rights Law (OUP 2018) (available at Blackboard)
2 Dignity, Privacy and Personal Autonomy (Abortion) Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. Pages: 695-708 a. Roe v. Wade (Supreme Court -United States) b. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (Supreme Court -United States) c. Abortion I Case (Federal Constitutional Court – Germany) d. R. v. Morgentaler (Supreme Court - Canada)
3 Dignity, Privacy and Personal Autonomy (Life & Death) Death Penalty (capital punishment) Suicide and Euthanasia: Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. Pages: 736 p.754-758 a. Roper V. Simmons (Supreme Court -United States) b. Boyce et al. v. Barbados (Inter American Court of Human Rights) Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. p. 763 a. Carter v. Canada (Supreme Court -Canada) b. Lambert v. France (European Court of Human Rights)
4 Dignity, Privacy and Personal Autonomy -Personal Identity: Relationships, Marriage and Families Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. Pages: 779-780 p.803 a. Goodwin v. United Kingdom (European Court of Human Rights) b. Loving v. Virginia (Supreme Court -United States) c. Minister of Home Affairs and Another v. Fourie and Another (Constitutional Court- South Africa)
5 Equality, Minority and Group Rights Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. Pages: p.839, p.861-863, p.888 a. Loving v. Virginia (Supreme Court -United States) b. Thlimmenos v. Greece (European Court of Human Rights) c. Nocturnal Employment Case (Federal Constitutional Court-Germany) d. L.C. v. Peru (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) e. R (E) v. Governing Body of JFS and Others (Supreme Court – United Kingdom)
6 Equality, Minority and Group Rights Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep p: 977 a. Gorzelik and Others v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights) b. Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel v. Minister of France (Supreme Court-Israel) c. R.V.Van der Peet (Supreme Court – Canada) d. Sejdic and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (European Court of Human Rights)
7 Freedom of Expression Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. Pages: 1001-1004, p.1008-1011 a. Whitney v. California (Supreme Court -United States) b. Lange v. Atkinson (Court of Appeal, Wellington – New Zeland) c. Abrahms et al. v. United States (Supreme Court -United States) d. Praising and Encouraging Under National Security Act (Constitutional Court- South Korea) e. Ceylan v. Turkey (European Court of Human Rights)
8 Freedom of Expression Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. Pages: 1021-1023, p. 1143-1145 a. Texas v. Johnson (Supreme Court -United States) b. Flag Desecration Case (Federal Constitutional Court-Germany) c. Lüth Case (Constitutional Court – Germany) d. Irwin Toy Ltd. V. Attorney General of Quebec (Supreme Court -Canada) e. Holocaust Denial Case (Federal Constitutional Court-Germany)
9 Midterm Kemal Gözler, “Yorum İlkeleri”, Anayasa Hukukunda Normun Somutlaşması ve Yorum, Türkiye Barolar Birliği yay, Ankara 2012, pp 15-120 http://www.kamuhukukculari.org/upload/dosyalar/KHP_3._kitap.pdf
10 Freedom of Religion and Belief (Free Exercise) Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. Pages: 1157-1161 a. Decision on Scientology (Supreme Court – Italy) b. Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem (Supreme Court – Canada) c. Salahuddin Dolon vs. Government of Bangladesh (Supreme Court – Bangladesh) d. North-Rhine Westphalia Headscarf Ban Case (Federal Constitutional Court-Germany)
11 Freedom of Religion and Belief (Church & State) Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. Pages: 1289-1294 a. Town of Greece v. Galloway (Supreme Court -United States) b. Classroom Crucifix II Case (Federal Constitutional Court-Germany) c. S.R. Bommai v. Union of India (Supreme Court -India) d. Shavit v. The Chevra Kadisha (Burial Society) of Rishon Le Zion (Supreme Court – Israel)
12 Social Rights: Right to Health Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials / Norman Dorsen, Michel Rosep. Pages: 1398- 1401, p.1431-1432 a. Soobramoney v. Minister of Health (Kwazulu-Natal) (Constitutional Court-South Africa) b. Smoking in Closed Areas Case (Constitutional Court-Italy) c. Irit Shemesh v. Focacetta Ltd (Supreme Court- Israel)
13 Student Presentations
14 Student Presentations
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Comparative Constitutionalism: Cases and Materials (American Casebook Series) 2nd Edition by Norman Dorsen  (Author), Michel Rosenfeld (Author), Andras Sajo (Author), Susanne Baer (Author) (ISBN-13: 978-0314179463)

 

Sandra Fredman, “Foreign Fads or Fashions: The Role of Comparativism in Human Rights Law in Comparative Human Rights Law (OUP 2018) (available at Blackboard)

 

Suggested Readings/Materials

Şeref Gözübüyük, Hukukun Temel Kavramları, Turhan yay, Ankara 2013 (ISBN 975-7425-35-4)

Celal Erkut, İdari İşlemin Kimliği, Danıştay yay, Ankara 1990, s 62-84

Kemal Gözler, “Yorum İlkeleri”, Anayasa Hukukunda Normun Somutlaşması ve Yorum, Türkiye Barolar Birliği yay, Ankara 2012, pp 15-120 http://www.kamuhukukculari.org/upload/dosyalar/KHP_3._kitap.pdf

Kemal Gözler, Anayasa Hukukunun Genel Esasları, Ekin yay, Bursa 2018 8ISBN 978-605-327-591-6)

Kamu Hukukçuları Platformu, Hukuk Güvenliği, Türkiye Barolar Birliği yay, Ankara 2015 http://tbbyayinlari.barobirlik.org.tr/TBBBooks/509.pdf

David E, Pozan, Constitutional Bad Faith, Harward Law Review, V 129, N 4, http://cdn.harvardlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/885-955-Online.pdf

Ulaş Karan, Bireysel Başvuru Kararlarında Ayrımcılık Yasağı ve Eşitlik İlkesi, Anayasa Yargısı, Anayasa Mahkemesi yayını, Y 2015 https://www.anayasa.gov.tr/files/pdf/anayasa_yargisi/2015/8.pdf

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
25
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
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
16
2
32
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
5
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exams
1
23
    Total
123

 

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.

X
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.

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) .

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