Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID100001705

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 58
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By completing the class, students will be able to: - understand in practice the relationship between statutory law and higher law (the constitution, international and EU law). - understand the particularities of the Greek system of judicial review of legislation, as well as its relation to the main families of judicial review systems (constitutional court systems - diffuse systems - the so-called 'Commonwealth model') - know under which terms they can ask Greek courts to review a statute for its conformity with the constitution, international law or EU law. - grasp the significance of the "constitutional jurisprundence", whose question is wether to apply a given statute or not, in relation to the ordinary jurisprudence, whose question is how to interpret a given statute, as well as to grasp the various "in-between" techiques (between review and statutory interpretation), such as the statutory interpretation in conformity with the constitutiona, or international or EU law.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Ι.a. Systems of judicial review of legislation: Constitutional court systems - Diffuse review systems - The 'Commonwealth model' b. The main distinction of the judicial review systems: Review of the law as such (abstract) - Review of the particular application of the law (concrete) ΙΙ. Characteristics of the judicial review of legislation in Greece: diffuse - incindentary - concrete - declaratory. Characteristics of the judicial review exersised by the Highest Special Court (AED) ΙΙΙ. The actors of judicial review: National courts - The influence of the jurisprudence of highest courts - The Highest Special Court - The influence of the jurisprudence of the European courts (ECJ - ECtHR) ΙV. Procedural access to judicial review: Direct review of administrative rules - Incidentary review of statutory law - Access to AED. V. Forms of judicial review: Constitutionality - Compatibility with international law, especially the ECHR - Compatibility with EU law. VI. Results of judicial review: Non-application of the law - Interpretation of the law (in conformity with the constitution/International law/EU law) - Abolition of the law (by AED). VII. Non-judicial review: Political review (parliamentary - by the President of the Republic) - Admnistrative review - Review by independent authorities.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
"1. Ακρίτας Καϊδατζής, Ιστορία του δικαστικού ελέγχου των νόμων στην Ελλάδα 1844-1935, Εκδ. Σάκκουλα 2015 – ΚΩΔΙΚΟΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΕΥΔΟΞΟ: 50660042 2. Αντώνης Μανιτάκης, Η ίδρυση Συνταγματικού Δικαστηρίου, Εκδ. Σάκκουλα 2008 - ΚΩΔΙΚΟΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΕΥΔΟΞΟ: 50660036"
Additional bibliography for study
- ΓΕΣΙΟΥ-ΦΑΛΤΣΗ ΠΕΛΑΓΙΑ, Ο δικαστικός έλεγχος των νόμων ως παράγοντας διαπλάσεως του κοινού ευρωπαϊκού νομικού πολιτισμού, ΝοΒ 2009, σ. 3-18 - ΓΙΑΝΝΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ, Η επίδραση του δικαίου της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης στον δικαστικό έλεγχο της συνταγματικότητας των νόμων, Εκδ. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη 2013 - ΚΑΣΙΜΑΤΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ, Συνταγματική δικαιοσύνη, Εκδ. Αντ. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα-Κομοτηνή 1999 - ΜΑΝΙΤΑΚΗΣ ΑΝΤΩΝΗΣ, Η ίδρυση Συνταγματικού Δικαστηρίου, Εκδ. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη 2008 - ΣΚΟΥΡΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ / ΒΕΝΙΖΕΛΟΣ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ, Ο δικαστικός έλεγχος της συνταγματικότητας των νόμων, Εκδ. Αντ. Ν. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα-Κομοτηνή 1985 - TUSHNET MARK, Συστήματα ελέγχου συνταγματικότητας στο συγκριτικό συνταγματικό δίκαιο, (μτφρ.-επιμ. Ακρ. Καϊδατζή), Εκδ. Παπαζήση, Αθήνα 2013 - FERRERES COMELLA VICTOR, Constitutional Courts and Democratic Values, Yale University Press, New Haven - London 2009 - GREWE CONSTANCE (dir.), La notion de justice constitutionnelle, 2005 - ROBERTSON DAVID, The Judge as Political Theorist. Contemporary Constitutional Review, Princeton University Press, Princeton-Oxford 2010
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