Course Code: AP I 4 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2022-2023
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;