Public law deals with governance relationships between citizens / companies (individuals) and the state. Public law has sub-disciplines such as constitutional law, criminal law and administrative law. Constitutional law looks into the relationships between individual and the state. The latter can be the executive, the legislative and the judiciary. Criminal law deals with crimes committed by individuals and it imposes sanctions in order to assure social justice. Administrative law is the body of law enforced by executive branch that governs the activities of administrative agencies of the government.
This course, for legal professionals and law students in an advanced phase of their studies, provides a general introduction to the American legal system. Since 1963, the course has been organised by the law faculties of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Columbia University. It is held alternately at the Leiden Law School and the Amsterdam Law School. The next session will take place at Leiden University.
Geneva has long been one of the world’s capitals of international law and the headquarters of international institutions dedicated to human rights. This inspiring context naturally led to the focus and strength of the University of Geneva in international human right laws and policies.
This course is about contemporary democratic developments and its challenges.
Organiser: University of Helsinki. Co-operative enterprise law is only rarely part of teaching curricula, even if around one billion members around the world are involved in this special form of enterprise with an economic and social impact to match. The repeated crisis resilience of co-operatives and the growing awareness that sustainable development issues must also be addressed by and through enterprises brings this shortcoming to light. The 2009 UN Resolution on the International Year of Cooperatives 2012, as well as the final declaration of the Rio + 20 conference attest to that. This course will examine co-operative law, which also includes other fields of law as they impact on the structure and operations of co-operatives, such as labour law, tax law, competition law and accounting and bookkeeping standards, as well as law making and implementation procedures.
Global Health and Human Rights will focus on defining the basic concepts of human rights and their links to global health.
During this course, a number of contemporary global challenges will be discussed in the light of the applicable legal framework, where the participants will become aware of the possibilities and gaps in the current field of public international law.
The course introduces participants to the linkages between business and human rights from a variety of (legal, regulatory, and policy) perspectives. The content and implementation of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights take a center stage. Participants become familiar with the main actors in business and human rights, and their respective duties and responsibilities.
The EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) represents the EU’s climate policy flagship, and will significantly influence future policy design. This unique summer course considers the EU ETS from the dual perspective of economics and law, and involves top specialists from both Tilburg Law School and Tilburg School of Economics and Management. This dual approach is opportune since the EU ETS is a heavily regulated market-based system.
The aim of the course is firstly that during the course the students gain: 1.a profound knowledge of the rules and principles of the CISG, 2.a reasonable knowledge of the international theory and jurisprudence on CISG, 3. an understanding of the comparative terminology used.
The aim of this course is to make the student capable of identifying legal problems arising in relation to the commercial usage of the Internet. Moreover, the student must be able to identify the law applicable in each situation and apply the law to specific legal problems.
This module is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses, health visitors, Midwives and health and social care practitioners in all health or social care setting. This module highlights the ethical and legal aspects related to their professional practice.
The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the role and responsibilities of expert witnesses and how they can present their evidence to the court effectively