The aim of this course is to provide the students with the critical tools needed to understand a series of legal institutions, through the comparative study of constitutional systems.

Furthermore the course develops the students better understanding of globalizing processes, focusing on the protection of fundamental rights in the field of intercultural research
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The course will be divided into two parts:
General part:
1.The object and the method 
2.The great models of comparative law: civil law and common law
3.The forms of state and government
4.Fundamental rights and constitutional interpretation 

Special part:

Fundamental rights in the field of intercultural research 
1. Pluralist principle and cultural relativism 
2. Looking East; 2.1. …Looking to the African continent; 2.2. …Looking to Latin American countries 
3. The dual nature of the dignity-rights relationship: some examples 

Core Documentation


Students that will attend the lectures must study: 

 G. Morbidelli, M. Volpi, G.Cerrina Feroni, Diritto costituzionale comparato, Giappichelli, Torino, 2020.
S. Bonfiglio, Costituzionalismo meticcio. Oltre il colonialismo dei diritti umani, Giappichelli, Torino 2016.

Type of delivery of the course

The course will be mainly based on frontal lessons and combined with online sessions, aimed at further exploring constitutional matters with Professors from the main Italian and foreign universities. During the course there will be at least three group exercises.

Type of evaluation

Students progress will be assessed through an oral examination. Three questions will test knowledge on main constitutional systems. Furthermore, at least two questions will concern the special section of the exam programme and will assess reflection and evaluation skills.