DO3PVPSAB4 Current Issues of Administrative Law in European Area

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
JUDr. Lukáš Potěšil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
JUDr. Lukáš Potěšil, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Andrea Kalivodová, DiS.
Supplier department: Faculty of Law
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course focuses on current trends of administrative law that can be found in wider European context (or in the context of so called European Administrative Space or European Administrative Law). This course provides extended knowledge about the Europeanization of domestic/national administrative law as well as common principles of public administration and administrative law in European context. On completion of the course, diligent students should have a better understanding of the factors and processes that drive legislative and doctrinal change in administrative law and also from the national and European level.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course student: • gain extended knowledge about the europeanization of administrative law as well as about the EU administrative law and basic principles of functioning public administration and administrative law in European context • should be able to critically examine, analyse, interpret and assess the effectiveness of laws, institutions and practices in the field of administrative law
  • 1. Europeanization of administrative law. EU and Council of Europe with connection to the national administrative law. 2. European administrative law and the EU administrative law. Principles of the European administrative law and european administrative space. The Right to Good Administration, the principle of an open, efficient, reliable, predictable, responsible and independent administration. 3. The principle of procedural autonomy of EU Member States and the impact of EU law on national procedural rules. EU Code of Administrative Procedure (proposal). 4. The control functions of administrative law. 5. Fiscal and personal limits of public administration. 6. Self-government in the European administrative context. 7. Protection of rights in European administrative space. European administrative justice. 8. Public administration as a part of a wider collective arena, in which public and private parties compete, interact, and bargain, responsibility of public authorities. 9. The multi-layered system of public administration and the EU and national level.
    recommended literature
  • CRAIG, Paul P. EU administrative law. Third edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. xcv, 836. ISBN 9780198831655. info
  • Research handbook on EU administrative law. Edited by Carol Harlow - Päivi Leino - Giacinto Della Cananea. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. xliv, 607. ISBN 9781784710675. info
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  • BRINK, J. E. van den, A. P. W. DUIJKERSLOOT, A. J. C. de MOOR-VAN VUGT, W. den OUDEN, Rolf ORTLEP and M. J. M. VERHOEVEN. Europeanisation of public law. Edited by J. H. Jans - Sacha Prechal - R. J. G. M. Widdershoven. Second edition. Groningen: Europa Law Publishing, 2015. xviii, 558. ISBN 9789089521279. info
  • Global administrative law and EU administrative law : relationships, legal issues and comparison. Edited by Edoardo Chiti - Bernardo Giorgio Mattarella. Heidelberg: Springer, 2011. xiii, 409. ISBN 9783642202636. info
  • Legal challenges in EU administrative law : towards an integrated administration. Edited by Herwig Hofmann - Alexander Türk. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009. x, 397. ISBN 9781847207883. info
Teaching methods
Current issues of administrative law will be addressed by a visiting legal scholar or a representative of the judiciary, administrative or civil society. The students will be required to analyse particular elements of the topic and present their results. Reading assignments and case law necessary for discussions will be provided by the course co-ordinator during the course.
Assessment methods
Discussion or written essay
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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