Class Fundamental Rights

  • Presentation


    Fundamental rights are at the core of the Rule of Law. This curricular unit, focused on these rights, seeks to present students with the historical-cultural path of fundamental rights, analyze the Portuguese system, and study some of these rights in more detail, namely those that are more recent and that result from challenges, for example, raised by technological development.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    Part I - Introduction to the issue of fundamental rights

    1. Meaning and notion of fundamental rights

    2. Related concepts and rights

    Part II - Fundamental Rights in the Portuguese Constitution

    1. Principles

    2. Types of fundamental rights

    3. Fundamental rights regime

    4. Mechanisms for protecting fundamental rights

    Part III - What does the future hold for fundamental rights?

  • Objectives



    1. Recognize the place of fundamental rights in the legal system
    2. Understand the historical-cultural development of fundamental rights
    3. Familiarize students with the Portuguese system of fundamental rights
    4. Study fundamental rights, in particular, the challenges of the future

    Skills to develop:

    1. Capacity  to recognize legal situations related to fundamental rights
    2. Ability to solve legal problems
    3. Development of reflective and critical thinking
    4. Specialization in Legal and Political Sciences
  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Depending on the class topic, simulations and debates can be organized during the class, as well as questionnaires in interactive models (e.g. Kahoot).


  • References


    Alexandrino, José Alberto de Melo, Direitos Fundamentais, Introdução Geral, Principia, 2015 

    Miranda, Jorge, Direitos Fundamentais, Almedina, 2020

    Pereira da Silva, Jorge, Direitos Fundamentais. Teoria Geral, Universidade Católica, 2018

    Reis Novais, Jorge, Direitos Sociais. Teoria jurídica dos direitos sociais, AAFDL Editora,  2021

    Reis Novais, Jorge, Uma Constituição, dois sistemas? Direitos de liberdade e direitos sociais na Constituição Portuguesa, Almedina, 2020

    Vieira de Andrade, José Carlos, Os direitos fundamentais na Constituição Portuguesa de 1976, Almedina, 2019

    Outras indicações bibliográficas serão dadas ao longo da lecionação da cadeira sobretudo para o estudo de direitos fundamentais em especial.


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