Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID100001615

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

Registered students: 24
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective Courses534

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarWednesday 16:00 to 18:00
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)
General Prerequisites
The course has no formal prerequisites. In order for the participants to be able to more easily understand the structure of many complex problems, it is recommended to attend the previous courses of Criminal Law - General Part, Criminal Procedure and EU Law.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic legal texts of the Union criminal law but also with the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights that directly concern criminal law. In addition, to sharpen their ability to distinguish the ways and forms of influence of EU criminal law on national criminal law in resolving practical issues raised by the judicial act, but also to examine the degree of assimilation of the case law of the ECHR by the Greek criminal courts.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
A. EU criminal Law I. Definition, historical development and contemporary sources of EU criminal law II. The liberal guarantees of EU criminal law III. The influence of EU Law on national substantive criminal law IV. The EU competence to enact criminal law V. Selective presentation of key EU legal texts on substantive and procedural criminal law VI. Institutions of criminal law enforcement within the EU: Europol, Eurojust, OLAF, European Public Prosecutor Β. Criminal Law of the European Convention of Human Rights Ι. Impact of ECHR on Greek Criminal Law ΙΙ. Criminal material of ECHR (articles 1-10 ECHR) a. respecting human rights (article 1) b. the right to life (article 2) c. prohibition of torture (article 3) d. protection from slavery and forced labour (article 4) e. personal liberty and security (article 5) f. the right to a fair trial (article 6) g. No punishment without law (article 7) h. protecting private and family life (article 8) i. freedom of thought, conscience and religion (article 9) j. freedom of expression (article 10).
EU criminal Law, the liberal guarantees, institutions of criminal law, Criminal Law of the European Convention of Human Rights, respecting human rights, the right to life, prohibition of torture, protection from slavery and forced labour, personal liberty and security, the right to a fair trial, no punishment without law, protecting private and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment351.4
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the students is based on the examination process (written and oral) at the end of the semester as well as (auxiliary-supporting) on ​​their (voluntary) participation in the writing of theses. To ensure transparency in the evaluation of their performance, a predefined detailed score is used for each individual problem that is set to be solved in the exams. To enhance the above transparency, students are encouraged to come after the exams either in group or individual meetings with the teacher in order to see their writing and receive detailed explanations of both the way they had to answer and the way rated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Καϊάφα - Γκμπάντι Μαρία, Παπακυριάκου Θεόδωρος, Στοιχεία ενωσιακού ποινικού δικαίου, Έκδοση: 2η/2019, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ ΑΕ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 86197227
Additional bibliography for study
Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία καθώς και άλλο βοηθητικό υλικό (διαγράμματα παραδόσεων, πρακτικά παραδόσεων, αποφάσεις νομολογίας, φροντιστηριακές ασκήσεις, σεμιναριακό υλικό) παρέχεται κατά τη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων από τον εκάστοτε διδάσκοντα / διδάσκουσα ή αναρτάται στο e-learning.
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