Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIoannis Naziris
Course ID100001273

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

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationExchangeSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The course has no formal prerequisites. In order for the participants to be able to understand better certain issues concerning the liberal guarantees of criminal law enshrined in the Constitution, it is recommended that they have knowledge of the basic concepts of fundamental rights.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to -have a general knowledge of the of greek criminal law compared to other fields of law -understand the meaning und the practical effects of the fundamental liberal guaranties enshrined in the Constitution with regard to the adoption and implementatOF greek criminal law rules and the relevant European Conventions on fundamental rights -understand the basic concepts and the key doctrinal strucktures related to the notion of the crime -solve practical issues dealt with by the courts, adapted to the difficulty level of the course
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic notions and doctrinal structures of greeek criminal law: Act / Omission, causality, unlawfulness, grounds of justification, culpability (intention - negligence, mistake of law, grounds of excuse). Types of crimes and other distinctions. Place and time of the commission of a crime. Attempt. Participation. Basic Issues on European Convention on human rights. The general principles of criminal law under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
penal law, criminal law, penology, actus reus, mens rea, sanctions, substantive penal law, human rights, Rome Statute
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • practice tests
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
E-learning platform ( Course No: 32U062
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
-Final written examination (almost 60 percent of the final grade).The students will be required to take a two-hour in-class exam that will count about almost 60 percent of the final grade. -Class attendance and class participation: They are very important to the comprehension of the course material (20 percent of the final grade) -Preparation of short papers (up to 5 p.) which focus on basic issues in criminal law (20 percent of the final grade)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Class attendance and class participation
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Criminal Law in Greece, Anagnostopoulos Ilias, Magliveras Spiros, 2000, no OPAC: KKE3800.A53 (
Additional bibliography for study
-Introduction to Greek law (authors:Kerameus, Konstantinos D., Kozyris, Phaedon J. (Phaedon John),2008 (!Griekenland.&term=Griekenland.&aspect=subtab22&menu=search&source=~!auth_library) -Dimitrios Maniotis, Michail-Theodoros Marinos, Apostolos Anthimos, Ioannis Iglezakis, George Nouskalis, in: Jos Dumortier (Volume Editor), Roger Blanpain (General Editor), Michele Colucci (Associate General Editor), International Encyclopaedia of Laws for Cyber Law, Up-to-date as of January 2015,ISBN: 9789041121882 ID: CYB20100082 (!auth_library&view=items&uri=full=3100001~!884914~!4&ri=1&aspect=subtab22&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=Cyber+Law&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab22&menu=search&ri=1)
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