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CIVIL LIBERTIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS

CODE 95140
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 6 credits during the 2nd year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/21
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (News, Media and Publishing)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims at providing the students with an adequate knowledge of the rights and liberties recognised by the Italian Constitution and by the main supranational Charters of rights (ECHR and European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights). After analyzing the protection methods of fundamental rights, the lectures will concentrate particularly on the freedom of speech and on the rights related to the new means of communication.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing the students with the essential legal concepts to understand the substance and the limits of human rights, particularly those related with the freedom of speech, also with a view to career opportunities in the fields of journalism and publishing. 

PREREQUISITES

In order to usefully undertake the course, a basic knowledge of public law main concepts is reccomended. For students not having a legal background, the teacher could indicate some additional readings. 

TEACHING METHODS

The professor will mainly give lectures, but teaching activities can also consist of the analysis of legislative and jurisprudence texts. Lectures will be given in Italian and will be complemented by slides. External lectures, speeches and congresses related to the discipline could be considered as part of the course. In this case, the professor will inform the students about them, during the lectures and through AulaWeb.

The attendance of the teaching activities isn't compulsory, but students attending the course will be provided with a specific programme, that will be communicated in class. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The first part of the course will be dedicated to the study of the main fundamental rights and freedoms recognised by the Italian Constitution and the main supranational Charters of fundamental rights. 

The second part of the course will deal with the freedom of speech sactioned by art. 21 It. Const. This right will be examined in a historical perspective. Particular attention moreover will be given to the protection of this rights in other countries. Finally,  the lectures will focus on the practical application of this right in the fields of press, television and new forms of communication (internet, social networks, etc), also in view of its implications with regard to the future of democracy itself. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All students are required to further analyze the constitutional principles debated during the course by reading: 

F. Clementi, L. Cuocolo, F. Rosa, G.E. Vigevani, La Costituzione italiana - Commento articolo per articolo, il Mulino, 2018 (2 voll.).

Students attending the class will have to study for the exam mainly basing on  their notes, the slides and the other documents that will be uploaded on Aulaweb during the course. 

Students non attending the class will have to study for the exam basing on: 

P. Caretti, Diritto dell’informazione e della comunicazione, Il Mulino, Bologna, last edition. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LORENZO CUOCOLO (President)

FRANCESCO GALLARATI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The professor will mainly give lectures, but teaching activities can also consist of the analysis of legislative and jurisprudence texts. Lectures will be given in Italian and will be complemented by slides. External lectures, speeches and congresses related to the discipline could be considered as part of the course. In this case, the professor will inform the students about them, during the lectures and through AulaWeb.

The attendance of the teaching activities isn't compulsory, but students attending the course will be provided with a specific programme, that will be communicated in class. 

LESSONS START

The lectures are scheduled in the fist term, starting September 2018.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Students attending the classes will have to attend some teamwork during the course, which will be taken into account for the final judgement. 

The exam will be oral and in Italian. 

Students of Erasmus programme (or other similar programmes scheduling only a temporary stay) are allowed, on request, to sit the exam in other languages (English and French are available).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students should demonstrate: the knowledge of the course topics, an accurate use of the language, a suitable order in the presentation of the subjects, competence in the technical language, juridical, politicological and historical.


 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
14/01/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
04/02/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
27/05/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale