Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMaria Kaiafa-Gbandi
Course ID100001572

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
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)
General Prerequisites
The course has no formal prerequisites. In order for the participants to be able to better understand the structure of the concepts taught as well as various dogmatic issues of a general nature, it is useful to become familiar with the basic concepts and dogmatic categories of European law and, consequently, to attend previous law courses.
Learning Outcomes
Learning Results: The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the interpretation and application of the ECHR and CFR, to sharpen their ability to distinguish the sources of law (international and national) in solving practical issues raised by litigation practice. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: - present and analyze the fundamental rights in international / regional legal protection systems (ECHR and the EU CFR) using jurisprudential examples as well. - delimit the relations developed between the national Constitution, the ECHR and EU law and the interpretative approach that are adopted by both the academics and the national jurisprudence in order to ensure the harmonious coexistence of three distinct levels of legal protection. - analyze and understand examples of case-law in the fields of public law, civil law, labor law, civil procedure and criminal law, where the application of the ECHR and the CFR is found and influences of these rules in the interpretation of national rules are detected .
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1) The pluralism of the legal order and the multilateralism of legal protection in the protection of human rights in Europe: ECHR, EU law, national law. The finding of the dialogue of judges, its dynamics and its results national case law 2) The relentless reality of fundamental rights conflicts - Examples from European and national case law. The trend towards a centralized, European control of human rights in Europe - The (future) EU accession to the ECHR as a catalyst for this trend and its added value for the national protection of human rights. 3) The relationship between national Constitution, ECHR and EU law. Compliance with the ECHR and EU law interpretation of the law and the Constitution-The use of the ECHR by the Greek judge: methodology. 4) ECHR and religious freedom-ECHR and association (collective autonomy) -Principle of proportionality WEU, ECHR and national courts-The principle of equal treatment regardless of ethnic or racial origin. 5) ECHR / Charter of Fundamental Rights EU and Civil. ECHR and protection of personality 1.Health and significant integrity (in particular: consent in medical procedures) 2. Name, Image, reputation 3. Privacy 4. Freedom of expression, of science and art. ECHR / Charter of Fundamental Rights EU and Civil. III. ECHR and family law 1. "Concept of family life" and its use in Greek law. 2. Issues of same-sex couples. 3. Issues of kinship and assisted reproduction 6) ECHR / EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and property claims. A. The concept of property. B. Protected persons. C. The principle of peaceful enjoyment of goods. ECHR / EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and property claims D. Deprivation of property 1. Concept, 2. Conditions of permissible deprivation, 3. The role of compensation in particular E. Restrictions on property rights 1. Concept, 2. Conditions of permissible restriction, 3. The role of compensation in particular F. Concluding remarks 7) ECHR / EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Labor Law 1. Trade union freedoms as fundamental freedoms in European law and the principle of effective protection. 1.1. An example of implementation: Are the memorandum legislative measures in Greece within the scope of the Charter (Article 51)? 1.2. Conflict of trade union freedoms with business freedom and the principle of competitiveness in conditions of asymmetric globalization and economic crisis. ECHR / EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Labor Law. 2. Derivative Union law for the protection and protection of workers.2.1. Protection: Directive 70/1999 on the prohibition of abuse of fixed-term contracts and equivalent national (Greek) measures, Directive 98/59 on collective redundancies and Directive 2001/23 on the protection of workers' rights in the event of of transfers of companies-The ex lego group redundancies during the transfer of the companies of the group of Olympiaki and E.R.T. SA-The memorandum measure of increasing the limits of collective redundancies in 2014-Analysis of the relevant case law of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court. 2.2.Deprotection: precarious labor relations in EU secondary law (including: employee lending, freedom to provide services). 8) Critical aspects of the right to a fair trial under art. 6 ECHR and civil litigation based on the case law of the ECHR - Assessment of basic regulations of the ECHR in the light of art. 6 ECHR-Impact of the case law of the ECHR in Greek case law. 9) In particular, the problem of the definition of the appeal according to the jurisprudence of the CA and the issue of the compatibility of the positions of the CA with Article 6 of the ECHR based on the case law of the ECtHR. 10) ECHR / Charter of Fundamental Rights EU and criminal law-Contact points of the ECHR and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU with criminal law-General features of the case law of the ECHR and the WEU on criminal matters.-ECHR / Charter of fundamental rights * Police violence and insults against life. * Alternative detention measures (conditional dismissal) and risk of life of third parties from the dismissed.-ECHR / Charter of Fundamental Rights EU and criminal law-ECHR / Charter EU and torture. 11) ΕΣΔΑ / Map Θ.Δ. EU and insults to human dignity. ΕΣΔΑ / Map Θ.Δ. EU property protection and confiscation. ECHR / EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and criminal proceedings - Discrimination and deprivation of liberty (extradition to detention centers, arrest of convicts) - ECHR / Charter of Deprivation of liberty: Case study: detention after conviction, detention in criminal proceedings, criminal proceedings detention of aliens for deportation. Security rights deprivation of liberty. 12) ECHR / Charter and principle of a fair trial (content, scope) Reasonable length of trial. The criteria -The Greek problem- The pilot decisions-The recent confrontation of the problem-Illegal evidence-Special investigative acts (police penetration) Right of silence-Principle of non-self-incrimination (DNA analysis). ECHR / EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and criminal proceedings. ECHR / EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and presumption of innocence -protection of the personality of the accused-Rights of the accused and in particular the right to an effective defense. ECHR / EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and criminal proceedings - Right of witnesses to testify - ECHR (7th Protocol) and remedies.
Fundamental Rights, EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment451.8
Written assigments261.0
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 Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Καμία (θα υπάρξει φάκελος μαθήματος)
Additional bibliography for study
Αλιβιζάτος, Η δημόσια ωφέλεια στην αναγκαστική απαλλοτρίωση, Γνωμοδότηση, ΕΔΔΔ 1993, 5 Βασιλακάκης, Η νομολογιακή εξέλιξη της προστασίας της ιδιοκτησίας κατά το άρθρο 1 του πρώτου πρόσθετου πρωτοκόλλου της Ευρωπαϊκής Σύμβασης Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου, ΧρΙΔ 2002, 201 Δαγτόγλου, Ατομικά Δικαιώματα, 4η έκδ., τ. Β΄, 2012, σελ. 1342 επ. Καράκωστας Β., Σ 17 – Περιουσία και υπερνομοθετική προστασία της, Δ 2005, 547 Κατ. Φουντεδάκη, Ενώσεις προσώπων του ίδιου φύλου: η διαχρονική αντιμετώπισή τους από την ελληνική έννομη τάξη, μια νομοθετική πρόταση και οι προεκτάσεις της, Τιμ. Τόμος Ε. Κουνουγέρη-Μανωλεδάκη (2015) Ρούκουνας, Η διεθνής προστασία των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων, 1995, σελ. 337 Σατλάνης, Η προστασία του δικαιώματος της ιδιοκτησίας – περιουσίας με βάση κυρίως τη Νομολογία του ΕΔΔΑ, Αρμ 2007, 1877 Σισιλιάνος Λ.Α. (επιμέλεια), Ευρωπαϊκή Σύμβαση Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου, Ερμηνεία κατ' άρθρο (2013) Στάγκος, Η δικαστική προστασία των θεμελιωδών δικαιωμάτων στην κοινοτική έννομη τάξη, 2004, σελ. 75 επ. Στάγκος, Η εφαρμογή του Ευρωπαϊκού Δικαίου των Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου στις ενοχικές αξιώσεις για κοινωνικές παροχές. Παρατηρήσεις με αφορμή τις αποφάσεις 3, 4 και 5/2007 του ΑΕΔ για το «πλαφόν» στο εφάπαξ βοήθημα των τραπεζικών υπαλλήλων, ΕΔΚΑ 2008, 617 Φουντεδάκη Κατ., Φυσικό πρόσωπο και προσωπικότητα στον ΑΚ (2012)
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