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030459 KU The Constitutional Foundations of Substantive EU Law (2020W)

Basic internal market law and selected underlying issues of EU constitutional law

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first serve").


max. 22 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 07.01. 10:00 - 16:00 Digital
Freitag 08.01. 10:00 - 16:00 Digital
Montag 11.01. 10:00 - 16:00 Digital
Dienstag 12.01. 10:00 - 16:00 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

- Aim: A fresh look at EU law through a number of capita selecta. EU law for those who will never practice EU law again (but are bound to be knee-deep in EU law nonetheless), and for all others, probing the constitutional foundations of the EU legal order and its interaction with the national legal orders of the Member States
- Contents:
o Day 1 Thursday 7 January 2021: Implementing EU law
A: Intro: What happens after the EU legislator has spoken?
B: Implementation at EU level
C: Implementation at national level
o Day 2 Friday 8 January 2021: Enforcing EU law
A: Complete and coherent system of judicial protection
B: Judicial Protection at the EU level
C: Judicial Protection at the national level
o Day 3 Monday 11 January 2021: United in diversity: a motto under threat?
A: National identity
B: EU Law and the National Constitutions: Ordering Pluralism
C: The rule of law
o Day 4 Tuesday 12 January 2021: The End?
Possible topics:
A: EU Constitutional Law in the Face of Global Security Threats
B: The Euro crisis
C: Brexit
- Method: 4 x 6 hours of lectures and class discussion, starting from the case law of the ECJ and national courts

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

- Paper on topic related to the course, linking two or more topics
- Free to make a suggestion - One topic will be posted on Moodle after the course
- 10-15 pages
- English
- Properly referenced

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

- Understanding of the underlying coherence of the EU legal order
- Understanding of the interaction between the EU legal order and the national legal orders


- Implementing EU law
- Complete and coherent system of judicial protection
- National identity under pressure
- The current threats to the Union


- Consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ([2016] O.J. C 202/1)
- Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union ([2016] O.J. C 202/389)
- Withdrawal agreement [2020] OJ L 29/7.
- Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom
- Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers
- Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC
- Background material: K. Lenaerts an P. Van Nuffel; R. Bray and N. Cambien (eds.), Constitutional Law of the EU, Sweet & Maxwell, 2011
- Slides
- Selected cases:
o Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898 (1997)
o C-270/12 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. European Parliament and Council of the European Union
o Case C-288/12 Commission v. Hungary
o Case C-156/13 Digibet and Albers
o Case Case C-362/14 Schrems
o Case C-538/11 P Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami v. European Parliament and Council
o Joined cases C-222/05 to C-225/05, J. van der Weerd and Others,
o Case C-36/02 Omega Spielhallen
o Case C-208/09 Sayn-Wittgenstein
o Case C-399/09 Marie Landtová
o Decision of the Czech Constitutional Court of 15 February 2012, TZ 8/12 Holubec
o Decision of the German Constitutional Court, BverfG, 2 BvR 2661/06 vom 6.7.2010, Absatz-Nr (1-116) (Honeywell)
o Case C-191/16 Pisciotti
o Case C 216/18 PPU LM v. Ministry of Justice
o Case C-130/10 European Parliament v Council
o Joined Cases C-411/10 and C-493/10 N.S. and M.E.
o Case C-370/12 Pringle ECLI:EU:C:2012:756
o Decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court on the Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism, BVerfG, 2 BvR 1390/12 vom 12.9.2012, Absatz-Nr. (1 - 319)
o Case C-62/14 Gauweiler and Others ECLI:EU:C:2015:400
o German Constitutional Court, Judgment of 21 June 2016 - 2 BvR 2728/13, 2 BvR 2729/13, 2 BvR 2730/13, 2 BvR 2731/13, 2 BvE 13/13
o BVerfG of 5 May 2020 (2 BvR 859/15, 2 BvR 980/16, 2 BvR 2006/15, 2 BvR 1651/15)
o Joined Cases C-8/15 P to C-10/15 P Ledra Advertising v. European Commission and European Central Bank
o Case C493/17 Weiss
o R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
o Case C-621/18Wightman and Others

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 02.11.2020 15:47