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Comparative Law

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:10
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:3
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Professor Dr. Hans-Joachim Cremerhjcremer@staffmail.uni-mannheim.de Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
apl. Professor Dr. Dirk Hanschelhanschel@uni-mannheim.de Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Mon (Single date) 02.09.201309:00 - 15:00A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude, 016
Tue (Single date) 03.09.201309:00 - 15:00A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude, 016
Mon (Single date) 16.09.201312:00 - 13:30,
Tue (Single date) 17.09.201312:00 - 13:30,
Mon (Single date) 23.09.201310:00 - 13:30,
Tue (Single date) 24.09.201312:00 - 13:30B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A (Hörsaalgebäude), A 104
Thu (Single date) 26.09.201310:00 - 13:30,
Mon (Single date) 07.10.201308:30 - 10:00,
Mon (Single date) 07.10.201312:00 - 13:30,
Tue (Single date) 08.10.201308:30 - 10:00,
Tue (Single date) 08.10.201312:00 - 13:30,
Thu (Single date) 10.10.201308:30 - 10:00,
Thu (Single date) 10.10.201312:00 - 13:30,
Fri (Single date) 11.10.201312:00 - 13:30,
Tue (Single date) 12.11.201310:15 - 13:30Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Description:

 

Section 1: The course makes the nature of Comparative Law as well as its functions and aims accessible to students from different legal backgrounds. The students will be taught the philosophical and logical background of comparisons in general and the course will especially reflect on the tertium comparationis of the comparison of laws and on the question "what is law?". Students will read various texts by philosophers who have investigated the "nature of law" and discuss examples from comparative constitutional law.  

Section 2: This section will deal with constitutional aspects of comparative law. After an introduction to comparative constitutional law as such the course will proceed by comparing the treatment of specific constitutional law issues in selected countries. The sessions will concentrate on comparative federalism, analyzing various aspects of the systems chosen in Germany, Australia, the United States and Canada. Furthermore, the electoral systems of Germany, Australia, the United States and Great Britain will be analyzed, with particular regard to problems  of gerrymandering/redistricting. Finally, the case of Caroline von Monaco as decided by the German Constitutional Court and the European Court on Human Rights will serve as an example of the  protection of fundamental rights in different legal systems. Some changes to this tentative schedule may occur at short notice.  

Section 3:This part of the course deals with private law aspects of comparative law. The traditional grouping of legal families of the world will be discussed with students and alternative systems will be elaborated. Furthermore the course will give comparative legal insights to laws in transition (i.p. in former socialist societies) as well as legal transplants. Global and European harmonisation of laws will be discussed. In a workshop session the students will work on and present a small project of legal comparison.

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E.U. - Competition Law

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Dr. Albrecht Bachbach@oppenlaender.de Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Tue (every fourteen days) 03.09.2013 - 10.12.201317:00 - 20:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 148
Tue (Single date) 10.09.201317:00 - 20:15Schloß Ehrenhof Ost, EO 150
Tue (Single date) 22.10.201317:00 - 20:15Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Tue (Single date) 19.11.201317:00 - 20:15Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Description:

PLEASE NOTE:

 

The lectures on EU Competition Law (Prof. Bach) on

29th October and 12th November have been rescheduled

as follows:

 

22nd October, 5 pm to 8:15 pm in EW 242

19th November, 5 pm to 8:15 pm EW 242

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Die Vorlesung findet 14tätig statt.

This course offers an introduction into main areas of EU competition law illustrated by practical examples which in part reflect the lecturer’s own experience as an eminent German antitrust practitioner. Core elements of EU competition law treated include the concepts of horizontal and vertical restraints of competition, the importance of market definitions and the various techniques used therefore, the role of market power for Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and the basic outlines of merger control. Students will be required to understand the specific economic approach to the application of competition law favoured by the EU Commission. They will become familiar with original decisions by the EU Commission and the European Courts dealing with competition aspects. The course aims to allow a basic understanding of how competition law affects business decisions. The students will be required to draw comparisons between the system of EU competition law and their own national competition law. To the extent possible the students will be invited to contribute skills developed in neighboring subjects such as economics and institutional law of the European communities.

 

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European Law

(Seminar, English) Details
Lecture Type:SeminarECTS:10
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:YesHours per Week:3
Registration procedure:Only a limited amount of non-MCL-students can be admitted to this course. So the total amount shall not exceed 10 persons. Thus places will be allocated in the following order: 1. MCL-students 2. LLM-students 3. Law- students
Lecturer:Contact:
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Rothroth@redeker.de Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Thu (Single date) 10.10.201311:00 - 13:00Schloß Ehrenhof Ost, EO 289
Fri (Single date) 06.12.201316:00 - 19:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 148
Description:

***Limited to 10 participants****

There will be an introdutory session on 10.10.2013 (approx. 10-12 am, the exact dates and rooms wil be announced later). In this session students will get further information about the seminar and the topics will be allocated.

The seminar itself will take part in mid/end of November on Friday/Saturday.

(exact dates and room to be announced).

 

Topics:

1.      ”Master and Slave – Who’s who in the European Union” – Art. 4 of the Treaty on European Union

2.      The Principle of Subsidiarity – Art. 5 of the Treaty on the European Union

3.      Field of Application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: The European Court of Justice’s perspective (The Akerberg Fransson Jugdment of 26 February 2013)

4.      Field of Application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: The Federal Constitutional Court’s perspective (The Counter-Terrorism Database Jugdment of 24 April 2013)

5.      The Democratic Legitimacy of the European Institutions

6.      Control by the European Parliament

7.      Admissibility of a 3%-Threshold Clause for the German Elections to the European Parliament

8.      The Role of National Parliaments in the European Lawmaking Procedure

9.      European Fiscal Union: The ECJ’s Jugdment Thomas Pringle v. Ireland

10.  Compatibility of National Legislation Restricting Betting and Gaming Offices with the European Market Freedoms

11.  Compatibility of National Legislation Restricting Online-Betting and Online-Gaming with the European Market Freedoms

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European Market Freedoms

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Professor Dr. Friedemann Kainer  Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Tue (every fourteen days) 24.09.2013 - 03.12.201317:15 - 20:45Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 148
Description:

PLEASE NOTE:

The lectures on EU Market Freedoms have been rescheduled
as follows:

The lectures on Tuesday, 22nd October and Tuesday, 19th
November have been cancelled!

The lectures will take part on 29th October and 12th
November instead (regular time and room).

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Human Rights - Problems and process

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Professor Dr. Hans-Joachim Cremerhjcremer@staffmail.uni-mannheim.de Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Tue (weekly) 10.09.2013 - 03.12.201315:30 - 17:00B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A (Hörsaalgebäude), A 204
Wed (Single date) 16.10.201310:15 - 11:45Schloß Ehrenhof Ost, EO 154
Fri (Single date) 15.11.201312:00 - 13:30Schloß Ehrenhof Ost, EO 154
Tue (Single date) 10.12.201315:30 - 17:00B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A (Hörsaalgebäude), A 204
Mon (Single date) 16.12.201311:00 - 13:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 159
Description:

Die Vorlesung findetvoraussichtlich meist 14tätig statt. Herr Prof. Cremer teilt den Studierenden in der Vorlesung jeweils den nächsten Termin mit.

 

This course will offer access to both the theory and the practice of human rights. The focus will be on global and regional human rights systems. An overview will be provided with regard to the historical and philosophical background of international human rights protection, the content and legal nature of the respective instruments – including different dimensions and generations of human rights – as well as existing implementation mechanisms. At the universal level the course will touch on the treaty-based as well as the Charter-based systems. At the regional level emphasis will be put on the European system of human rights protection as established by the Council of Europe. A comparative look will especially be taken at human rights and basic freedoms within the framework of the European Union.

After a theoretical introduction into the protection of human rights in public international law, the students will work on case studies. In this practical part, the course will, if possible, in co-operation with a practicing attorney at law, concentrate on the European Convention on Human Rights. The cases to be discussed will be real cases which are either still pending before the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg or have been decided.

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Intellectual Property Rights

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Dr. iur. Wolfgang Witz  Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Mon (weekly) 21.10.2013 - 02.12.201315:30 - 18:45Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 148
Description:

The course is designed to provide an overview of the principles of intellectual property law including the context with international treaties and EU legislation. Students will learn the legal concepts of patent protection and utility models, the rules on the protection of trademarks and designations of origin, the basics of copyright law and of design protection. Where appropriate the course will also highlight certain rules under unfair competition law providing ancillary remedies for avoiding unfair exploitation of work results. German intellectual property law will be seen as a set of rules which is paradigmatic. Participants from other jurisdictions will be encouraged to analyze differences to the corresponding legal concepts in their home jurisdictions.

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International Business & Finance Transactions

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Dr. jur. Peter Stenz  Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Wed (weekly) 18.09.2013 - 04.12.201317:15 - 18:45Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 161
Wed (Single date) 11.12.201317:15 - 18:45Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 161
Description:

The course addresses students who take a particular interest in business law. It focuses on international aspects of business transactions and their legal and commercial requirements, and allows students to get an initial understanding of what legal advice in practical terms is like. In a first step several important principles of German civil law are introduced and discussed in class and compared to similar principles under foreign law like, e.g., French or English law. This may result in comparing, for example, the advantages and disadvantages of a floating charge under English law as opposed to individual security under German law, or the rules on financial assistance under the German and English regime. In a second step case studies with a cross-border background are prepared at home and talked through in class. Students are required to understand not only the importance of the relevant legal aspects but also the commercial dynamics of a transaction. As the course is in English, students have also the opportunity of familiarising themselves with the relevant legal terms.

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International Commercial Arbitration

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Martin Andrew Jarrett  Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Thu (weekly) 05.09.2013 - 05.12.201313:45 - 15:15Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Fri (Single date) 13.09.201315:30 - 17:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Wed (Single date) 02.10.201319:00 - 20:30Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Wed (Single date) 13.11.201319:00 - 20:30Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 156
Thu (Single date) 14.11.201319:00 - 20:30Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Description:

How are disputes between companies involved in international trade 

resolved?  If your first response is litigation, you would be wrong.  

In fact, most disputes pertaining to international commerce are resolved via arbitration.  At its core, arbitration is an adversial and private form of dispute resolution which delivers a decision binding on all participating parties.

 

The course is divided into three parts:

 

(1) Preparing for arbitration

- In this part, two topics will be in focus: (i) private international law of international commercial arbitration; and (ii) arbitration agreements.

 

(2) Conducting arbitration

- This divided between two broad topics.  First, there are processes 

involved in initiating arbitration after a dispute has arisen.  

Second, the processess involved in the actual arbitration will be in focus.

 

(3) Post-arbitration matters

- There are 3 topics in the final part.  First, the requirements need to render a valid arbitral award will be consider.  Second, the processes which need to be followed when enforcing an arbitral award will be examined.  Finally, the rules by which an arbitral award can be vacated will be investigated.

 

It promises to be an excellent course for those students looking to internationalise their careers.

 

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International Criminal Law

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
N. N.  Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Fri (Single date) 25.10.201314:30 - 18:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Mon (Single date) 28.10.201314:30 - 18:00Schloß Ostflügel, O 251-53
Fri (Single date) 15.11.201314:30 - 18:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Sat (Single date) 16.11.201314:30 - 18:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 242
Description:

The course will be held by Dr. Nandor Knust (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law).

 

This course will offer an overview of international criminal law, including its origins and current trends. It will address the legal regimes of international criminal courts and tribunals, and will cover the main substantive crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression). The role of the prosecution, basic rights of the defendant and the role of victims will be examined, with particular focus on the ad hoc tribunals and the International Criminal Court. Jurisprudence of international criminal courts and tribunals will be drawn on to illustrate foundations and procedure. Issues that tend to arise in the practice of international criminal law will be the subject of discussions, and the primary interests to be balanced when considering procedural issues will be taken into account. State co-operation and the impact on national jurisdictions will also be considered. In addition, the course will touch on the topic of post-conflict and transitional justice in a more general manner.

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International Economic Law

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Dr. Andreas Blüthnerandreas.bluethner@basf-ag.de Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Thu (weekly) 26.09.2013 - 05.12.201317:15 - 18:45Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 161
Sat (Single date) 28.09.201310:00 - 16:30Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 161
Description:

 

***Please note that the course dates have been changed!*** 

(Course will start on 26th of September and there will be an additional block session on Saturday the 28th of September!)

The course aims at achieving the following objectives in terms of subjects and skills:

- Principal understanding of the context, consensus and the economic and legal principles underpinning the World Trading System.

- Overview and comparison of multilateral and regional organizations administrating world trade, with a focus on the World Trade Organization (WTO).

- Good understanding of WTO dispute settlement rules, system and most relevant case law with comparative reference to relevant regional and national law.

- Overview of current trade negotiations and recent legal developments, including linkages to human rights and environmental law and the according political dimension.

- Awareness of the changing role of the private sector in International Economic Affairs and comparison of ‘soft law initiatives and according corporate practices through selected case studies.

- Ability to solve advanced International Economic Law cases with regard to aspects of both substantial and procedural law.

- Ability to recognize and take into account the multiple dimensions of the subject, namely its economic, legal, political and cultural dimension, the interaction between international, regional and local laws and public and private sector entities.

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International Labour Law

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS: 
Course Suitable for: Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week: -
Lecturer:Contact:
Dhanaraj Kheokao  Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Description:

The course will be held by Mr. Dhanaraj Kheokao LL.B.,LL.M.,M.C.L. in room 501 (Kaiserring 10-16, 5th floor, 68161 Mannheim).

 

This course offers the opportunity to learn about a wide range of legal subject matter brought together within the framework of international labour migration. This class will examine the intersection of labor rights, migration patterns, refugee law, multinational corporate liability, and human rights in the globalized world. The course will begin with an examination of the main theories and concepts of international human rights as they apply to workers and international migration. We will look at human trafficking, migrant workers, refugees, and corporate social responsibility in an interactive environment that will include speakers, films, and opportunities to participate. A brief study of international law, in the context of the International Labour Organization conventions as well as the major UN conventions on human rights, and their interface with domestic law, will be undertaken. Government policy and the role of the governmental bodies and courts will also be a central theme of the course. The goal of the class is to provide students with a strong background in international human rights particularly as they apply to global workers and employers of various forms, as well as enable a deeper understanding of questions in the field.

 

The above is intended merely as a guide to the general nature of the subject matter to be covered. Special reference will be made throughout to considerations, which are particularly relevant in the European Union and Asian contexts.

 

 

Class 1: Friday, Sept 13, 10.00-13.30

Class 2: Saturday, Sept 14, 10.00-13.30

Class 3: Friday, Sept 20, 10.00-13.30

Class 4: Saturday, Sept 21, 10.00-13.30

Class 5: Friday, Oct 25, 10.00-13.30

Class 6: Saturday, Oct 26, 10.00-13.30

Class 7: Friday, Nov 22, 10.00-13.30

Exam: Saturday, Nov 23, 11.30-13.30

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The Law of International Organisations in Comparative Perspective

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:12
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:4
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
apl. Professor Dr. Dirk Hanschelhanschel@uni-mannheim.de Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Wed (Single date) 04.09.201309:00 - 13:00A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude, 016
Thu (Single date) 05.09.201310:00 - 16:00A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude, 016
Fri (Single date) 06.09.201310:00 - 17:00A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude, 016
Sat (Single date) 07.09.201310:00 - 17:00A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude, 016
Thu (Single date) 17.10.201315:30 - 17:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 159
Description:

PLEASE NOTE: EXAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON 17th OCTOBER

 

This course starts by tackling general questions such as preconditions for creating international organisations as well as their legal nature, powers, responsibilities and their role in international relations. After that, the institutional structure of various international organisations such as the UN, WTO, ILO, OSCE, NATO and the Council of Europe will be analysed and compared. Attention will also be devoted to the ”special case” of the European Union. Furthermore, the creation of international environmental regimes (concerning ozone depletion, climate change, etc.) will be analysed as a method of international institution-building below the threshold of fully-fledged international organizations. One particular guiding theme of the course will be the effectiveness versus the legitimacy of international institutional governance. The lecture includes an interactive role play simulation on a topic yet to be determined.

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Introduction to German Civil Law

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Dr. iur. Heino Rück  Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Wed (weekly) 04.09.2013 - 04.12.201313:45 - 15:15Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 156
Description:

The course is designed to give a comprehensive survey of general principles of German Civil Law. It deals with basic concepts of the General Part of the German Civil Code, the Law of Obligations (including the Law of Sale and Tort Law), Property Law, Family Law, the Law of Succession and Company Law (including the Laws applicable to Partnerships and Corporations). Students are encouraged to make reference, by way of comparison, to the law of their own country in the class.

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Peacekeeping & Human Rights

(Seminar, English) Details
Lecture Type:SeminarECTS:10
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:YesHours per Week:3
Lecturer:Contact:
Professor Dr. Eibe Riedelriedel@uni-mannheim.de Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Mon (Single date) 07.10.201310:00 - 12:00,
Mon (Single date) 09.12.201310:00 - 18:00,
Tue (Single date) 10.12.201310:00 - 13:00,
Description:

PLEASE NOTE: All sessions will take place in room 501 in Kaiserring 10-16, 5th floor (the building is just infront of the Mannheim Hauptbahnhof, entrance is next to the Irish Pub)

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The seminar will be held by Prof. Dr. Eibe Riedel, former member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ECOSOC), Swiss Chair of Human Rights at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, member of the German UNESCO Commission.

There will be an introductory session on 7th of October 2013, in which the topics will be assigned to the students. This session is mandatory for all seminar participants.

This seminar has a capacity of maximum 15 students. The places will be allocated in the following order:     1. MCL-students 2. LLM-students 3. Law- students 4. Others

The course will focus on the inter-relationship of the peace-keeping system with the universal protection of human rights. Humanitarian interventions and missions, and the relevance of international human rights law and terrorism, and the limitation clauses in human rights treaties will be discussed. More generally, problems of rights protection in situations of armed conflict and recent developments in international law will be analysed. Case studies on DRC, Iraq, Afghanistan, Western Sahara, Palestine, Sudan, Kosovo, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria and other recent conflict situations will serve as ilustrations of problems and process.

Preliminary topics:

- Peacekeeping and Human Rights: Introduction

- Universal Human Protection and the UN Peacekeeping system under chapters VI and VII UN Charter

- Responsiibility to Protect

- Humanitarian Interventions/Missions

- Iraq, "Desert Storm"

- Iraq, 3rd Gulf war

- Afghanistan

- Libya

- Syria

- Mali

- The future of humanitarian missions

 

 

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Private International Law

(Lecture, English) Details
Lecture Type:LectureECTS:8
Course Suitable for: Master Language of Instruction:English
Registration Required:NoHours per Week:2
Registration procedure:Please note that you have to register for all final examinations (incl. oral exams, term papers etc.)! Registration is done online via the student portal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de. Detailed information about the exam registration periods will be send by the International Office (AAA) via E-Mail.Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich für alle Prüfungsleistungen anmelden müssen (auch für Hausarbeiten, mündl. Prüfungen etc.)! Die Anmeldung erfolgt online über das Studierendenportal: http://portal.uni-mannheim.de.Detaillierte Informationen bezüglich der Prüfungsanmeldung (Zeitraum) erhalten Sie vom AAA per E-Mail.
Lecturer:Contact:
Dr. Juliana Mörsdorf-Schultejuliana.moersdorf-schulte@netcologne.de Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre - Abt. Rechtswissenschaft
Dates:Time:Room:
Sat (Single date) 23.11.201310:00 - 18:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 161
Sat (Single date) 30.11.201310:00 - 18:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 161
Sat (Single date) 07.12.201310:00 - 18:00Schloß Ehrenhof West, EW 161
Description:

Dealing with contract drafting and disputes in the context of international business transactions requires the awareness of the availability of different legal orders. This lecture should give an orientation as to the pertaining issues of conflict of laws in cases with a foreign element in the fields of contracts, corporations, torts, family law and law of succession. The lecture will deal with the methods and rules to be applied in such "conflicts of law" (as the topic is referred to by common lawyers) in order to determine which country's legal system shall govern to decide on the merits of such cases. Despite its slightly misleading name, "Private International Law" (PIL) is not international but mostly national law and, therefore, the course will review primarily provisions of German law (in particular the Introductory Act to the Civil Code), but also relevant international treaties (bilateral and multilateral) and proliferating EU legislation, particularly the first two comprehensive EC-Regulations on Private International Law: Rome II (concerning torts) and Rome I (concerning contracts) Regulations, leading partially to an extinction and partially to a preemption of large parts of German Private International Law. In 2012 Rome III Regulation will enter into force, unifying PIL of divorce in 14 EU memberstates. Incidentally, reference will be made to general ideas and principles of Private International Law in other European countries and in the US. The class will also cover the basic concepts of international jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, a field where EU-made law traditionally largely governs court practice. Students having completed the class should not only be able to spot special and general issues such as characterisation, preliminary question, independent attachment, adaptation and ordre public but also be equipped with a method of how to approach and how to solve (find the applicable substantive law) on a step by step basis a private international law case from the perspective of a judge or an attorney.

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