Course Code: AP I 4 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Administrative Sciences • Field of study: Public Administration
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Mihaela Bogdana Simion
Seminar tutor: Mihaela Bogdana Simion
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

• To familiarize students with the fundamental premises and design of the constitutional system and government of Romania.
• To understand the powers of the political authorities and the relations between them.
• To assimilate the human rights from a jurisprudential perspective.
• To equip students with the intellectual tools necessary to properly conceptualize and analyze constitutional issues.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Introduction to the study of Constitutional Law; 2. Romanian citizenship. Definition, principles, ways of acquiring, loss of romanian citizenship; 3. Human rights. Definition, history of the concept, classification, principles; 4. Substantive rights: right to life, freedom from torture, right to liberty, freedom of movement, etc.; 5. Social and political rights: freedom of expression, freedom of association, right to peacefully assemble, right for access to courts and to a fair trial; 6. Economic, social and cultural rights: protection of propriety, right to work, right to education, right to medical care, right to culture, etc. ; 7. Political rights. The right to vote and to be elected in the public authorities; 8. The Ombudsman in Romania; 9. The Legislative Power. The Parliament of Romania: election, organization, functioning, legal immunity; 10. Legislative procedure. The delegation of the legislative power; 11. The Executive Power in Romania. The President of Romania: election, the Presidential Powers, impeachment and removal from office; 12. The Executive Power in Romania. The Government of Romania: investiture, structure, the Prime Minister, powers, motion of no confidence, juridical liability of the ministers; 13. The Judicial Power in Romania: the Courts, the Public Prosecutor's Office and the Superior Council of Magistrates; 14. Constitutional Court and constitutionality review in Romania.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

• Applying theories, principles and concepts in a context determined • Preliminary analysis of the data, their interpretation, the carrying out of classifications and some conceptual delineations

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 80%; continuous assessment – 20%.

Recommended reading:

Mircea Criste, Drept constitutional. Un drept al cetateanului, Universul Juridic, Bucuresti, 2017, 350.
Mircea Criste, Drept constitutional. Un drept al statului, Universul Juridic, Bucuresti, 2018, 342.
Stefan Deaconu, Instituţii politice, CH Beck, Bucuresti, 2020, 420.
Stefan Deaconu, Drept constitutional, CH Beck, Bucuresti, 2020, 266.
• Ioan Muraru, Elena Simina Tănăsescu, coordonatori, Constituţia României. Comentariu pe articole, C.H. Beck Publishing House, Bucureşti, 2008;