The course promotes better understanding of Italian public institutions and of the Constitutional framework in which they function.
It examines the structure of our government and focuses on the distribution of power among the public institutions, and the division of power between the central state and the regions.
The course will carefully consider the fundamental rights protected by the Italian constitution and compares them with selected provisions of the United States Constitution, Germany’s Basic Law, and the European Convention on Human Rights, through the medium of judicial decisions.
Moreover, special attention will be given to the problem of European integration, providing an introduction to the so called “constitution” of the EU and analysing the validity and effects of EU law in the Italian legal system.
G.F. Ferrari (Ed.), Introduction to Public Law, Milano, Giuffrè, 2008