European Union Law

Immagine European union law

Prof. Giandonato Caggiano

Language: English


Spring semester 2020/2021

  1. Origin and purposes of the European integration process via the Economic Communities. The establishment of the Council of Europe and the European Convention of Human Rights.

2. Milestones and setbacks of the European integration progress and the current treaties.

3. The constituents of the Union as a supra-national organization and the autonomy of its legal order. The concept of European citizenship.

4. Membership of the Union: prerequisites; the duty to keep with the rule of law; withdrawal.

5. Institutional architecture: istitutions; decision making.

6. Competences: principles of conferral, subsidiarity, proportionality; exclusive, shared, supportive and parallel competences.

7. Sources of law. The doctrine of direct effect. The doctrine of primacy of EU law.

8. Charter of Fundamental Rights: scope of application and relations with European Convention of Human Rights and national Constitutions.

9. Judicial Protection: centralized competences of the Court of Justice; role of national judges; competence of the European Court of Human Rights.

10. External Powers.

11. Concept and extent of differentiated integration. This course aims at preparing students for further international legal studies.

Short Bio

  • Full Professor of European Union Law   at the Università Roma Tre Law School
  • General Secretary of AISDUE, EU Law Researchers’ Italian Association
  • Member of the Committee for the National scientific qualification (ASN). SSD_EU LAW IUS/14; SC_12/E4 (2018-2020)
  • Co-Editor of the EU Law Journal “Studi sull’Integrazione europea” (rated as “Class A”, ISSN 1970-0903)
  • Associate professor at Naples Orientale University, 1984-1994
  • Senior Lecturer Naples Orientale University, 1977-1984
  • Author of many scientific publications on ECJ, EU Institutions, EU Immigration Law, Services of general interest, Data Law
PAOLO NICOLAI 17 February 2020