Course: International and EU Law

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Course title International and EU Law
Course code KRM/KIEUL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hrubý Rudolf, JUDr.
  • Krásnická Martina, Ing. Ph.D., LL.M.
Course content
Lecture topics: 1.-2. European Integration Process International organizations. EU as a supranational organization. EU founding Treaties. Changes to the primary law. EU enlargement process. EU competency. 3.-5. EU Institutional law 7 EU institutions and other bodies. EU decision-making process. The European Council. The European Parliament. The European Commission. The Council. The Court of Auditors. The Court of Justice of the European Union. EU Budget. 6. Sources of union law, law-making Primary legislation. Revisions of the EU Treaties. Secondary legislation (regulations, directives, decisions, opinions and recommendations). International agreements. General principles. Formal requirements on the EU acts. Non-legislative acts. 7. EU Economic and monetary policy 8. Free Trade Agreements and Customs Unions 9. Theoretical aspects of a selected topic as a preparation for the case study 10. Classification of international law. Public International Law. Supranational Law. Private International Law. Relations between international, union and national law. 11.-12. International Trade Law National legal acts. International treaties. EU legal acts 13. International Law of Contract for Business Sales contract in the international trade

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 32 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 44 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to provide the students with basic orientation in the system of international law and European Union law, their functioning and interdependence. The course introduces the fundamentals of EU public, private and institutional law. International law is then focused mainly on the private law aspects and the law of international trade. All based on current economic issues and challenges.


Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test

Credit reguirements: - passing the test (15 correct answers from 20 questions) Examination requirements: The exam is oral. The correctness of the responses to the randomly selected topic is evaluated. The list of topics are available in MOODLE.
Recommended literature
  • Documents in MOODLE.
  • EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
  • Lisbon Treaty.
  • Secondary legislation.
  • Treaty on European Union.
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
  • Web pages of the EU and its institutions.
  • Cottier, T. & Oesch, M. International Trade Regulation - Law and Policy in the WTO, the European Union and Switzerland. London/Bern: Cameron May/Stampfli Publishers, 2005.
  • Craig, P. & de Búrga, G. EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th ed.). Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Hrubý, R. & Krásnická, M. Introduction to the EU law / Úvod do práva EU. Praha: Alfa Nakladatelství, 2012.
  • Sorensen, K. E. WTO Law from an EU Perspective. Copenhagen, 2006.

Study plans that include the course
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