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Introduction to law

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This teaching should enable students who are not lawyers to familiarize themselves with the essential concepts of law. The course covers the different approaches to law, general legal theory, Switzerland's internal and external legal frameworks, international organisations and fundamental rights. This teaching is provided in the form of courses, but also of working sessions, the objective of which is to introduce the student to the study of the sources of law, in particular through the analysis and commentary of a series of fundamental texts[7].

Lectures[edit | edit source]

Approaches to law[edit | edit source]

The definition of law

The State

The different branches of law

The sources of law

The great formative traditions of law

The general theory of law[edit | edit source]

The elements of the legal relationship

The application of law

The implementation of a law

Switzerland's Legal and Political Frameworks[edit | edit source]

The evolution of Switzerland from its origins to the 20th century

Switzerland's domestic legal framework

Switzerland's state structure, political system and neutrality

Developments in international law and international organizations[edit | edit source]

The evolution of international relations from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century

The universal organizations

European organisations and their relations with Switzerland

Fundamental rights[edit | edit source]

Categories and generations of fundamental rights

The origins of fundamental rights

Declarations of rights at the end of the 18th century

Towards the construction of a universal conception of fundamental rights in the 20th century

Documentary resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]