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COURSES OFFERED IN THE ERASMUS PROGRAMME

 

LIST OF COURSES

Please note that the following courses are taught in personal consultations with the teachers!

 

 

COURSES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE 

 

 

I.

The public administration system of the EU 

 

 

Neptun code:

Name of course: The public administration system of the EU

Name of teacher: Balázs SZABÓ, dr. jur., professor assisstant; András TORMA dr. jur. CSs., professor, rector; Zsolt CZÉKMANN dr. jur. PhD., associate professor

Which semester: spring and autumn

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: oral presentation or essay (by arrangement)

 

Course content:

The course aims at making the students familiar with the topical questions of the public administration system of the EU. The European Union - without precedent in world history between nation states, and over the collaboration-, is consisted now twenty-five countries and more than fourhundred million people in the life of influencing. The European Union (EU) institutions, processes are very complicated. Basically because they are very sophisticated and diverse interests of harmonization, which is intended. Displays the community, local government, employers'and employees' interestsas well as the citizens' interests.
The focus of this study is indeed a complex operation with the investigation. We will look into it and analyze how the system evolved and the relationship with the EU and Community Institutioins on the one hand, and on the other hand the connections of Member States (national) administration. For details,except here only it ispossible to refer to the Community institutions (notably the European Parliament, the European Union, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Auditors, as the main institutions and the Committee of the Regions and the Economic Committee, as advisory bodies), the national administrations of Member States (namely, governments, departments and municipalities) is actually two of them to form a whole, European public administration system.

 

The thematic of the course includes among others: 

1.       The formation and development of the EU‟s Institutional System 

2.       EU Institutions, which act a role in the law-making process of the EU (Council, Parliament, Commission, Advisory Councils, National Goverments, Parliaments of Member States) 

3.       The administrative-science modell of EU law-making, so how can a EU-rule/decision can born (general process) 

4.       The validation, the execution and the control of the EU-Law. 

5.       The main characteristics of the European Public Administration Area.

 

Literature:

1.       Cardona, F.: European principles for Public Administration. SIGMA Papers, No.27 CCNM/SIGMA/PUMA(99)44/REV 1., OECD Paris, 1998

2.       Cassese, Sabino : Divided Powers : European Administration and National Administrations. In : Cassase, Sabino (ed.) : The European Administration. International Institute of Administrative Sciences and European Institute of Public Administration, Brussel, 1987

3.       Cendon, A. B. : Accountability in Public Administration : Conteps, Dimension, Developments. In : Openess and Transparency in Governance : Challenges and Opportunities. (Ed. : Kelly, M.) EIPA, Maastricht, 1999

4.       Craig, P. – de Búrca, G. (ed.): The Evolution of EU Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1999

5.       Craig, P. : EU Administrative Law. Oxford, 2006
D’ Orta, C.: What for the European Administrative Space? EIPA, Maastricht, 2003. http://www.eipa.nl

6.       Schwarze, Jürgen (ed.) : Bestand und Perspektiven des Europaischen Verwaltungsrechts. Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 2008

7.       Schwarze, Jürgen (ed.): Administrative Law under European Influence: Ont he Convergence of the Administrative Laws of EU Member States. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 1996

8.       Shapiro, M.: The Institutionalization of European Administrative Space. CCOP. Working paper, 2000

9.       Torma András: EU Public Administration and Institutions and their relationship with Member States; Editura Universitati ,,Petru Maior’’ 2011; ISBN 978-606-581-032-7

10.    Torma András : Idea of the European Union’s organizational system. Curentul Juridic - Juridical Current. Year XII, NR. 2 (37), Tirgu-Mures, 2009       

11.    Torma András : Theses ont he influence of the European Union ont he Member States’administration. In: European Integration Studies. Publication of the University Miskolc (Ed.: Zoltán Angyal) Volume 6, Number 1. Miskolc University Press Miskolc, 2008

12.    Várnay Ernő – Papp Mónika: Az Európai Unió joga. KJK – KERSZÖV Kiadó Budapest, 2005

 

 

 

II.

E-government in the EU

 

 

Neptun code:

Name of course: E-government in the EU

Name of teacher: Balázs SZABÓ, dr. jur., professor assisstant;  András TORMA dr. jur. CSs., professor, rector; Zsolt CZÉKMANN dr. jur. PhD., associate professor

Which semester: spring and autumn

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits:5

Assessment of studies: oral presentation or essay (by arrangement)

 

Course content:

The course is an introduction to e-government. The basic concepts will be defined and studied theoretically and practically (on computer, using informational system) thorough examples and exercises (for each characteristic, property presented) from different countries worldwide. 

The connection between government and society will be presented from a historical point of view. The reasons which challenge the transformation will be analyzed. Efficiency, costumer focus, policy outcomes, economic objectives, public reform, and citizen engagement properties will be presented.

The transformation process has to confront the legislative barriers, budgetary barriers, technology change, digital divide and all these will be studied separately.  

Different definitions of the e-government concept will be presented. The course proposes to show the connection and the differences between the e-government, e-administration and e-public service concepts. 

The course intends to present the implementation process of e-government, how the readiness for the implementation can be evaluated and when the impact can be measured. The front office (on-line services, citizen engagement) and back office (organizational change, leadership, coordination, interagency collaboration, e-government skills, public-private partnership) concepts will be analyzed briefly.

Each chapter contains exercises in order to develop technical skills and abilities in the utilization of e-government and to improve theoretical knowledge of master students.   

 

The thematic of the course includes among others:

1.       Government and Society

2.       Concepts (ICT, national solutions)

3.       Implementation of e-Government

4.       Front office

5.       Back office

 

Literature:

1.       Prof. Dr. Zsuzsanna SZABÓ- E-Government  ( MPEAP textbook, Project no.:510222-LLP-1-2010-1-RO-ERASMUS-ECDSP; ISBN: 978-963-339-020-7)

2.       Abramson, A.M. and MEAS, E.G (2001) E-government, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Endowment for the Business of Government (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.

3.       Heeks, R.B. (2006) – Understanding and Measuring eGovernment: International Benchmarking Studies; Developement Informatics Groups IDPM, University of Manchester, UK

 

 

 

III.

International Environmental Law

 

 

Neptun code: AJNEKERASMUS2

Name of course: International Environmental Law

Name of teacher: Anikó RAISZ, dr. jur., PhD, DEA, associate professor

Which semester: spring and autumn

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: oral presentation, written exam or essay (by arrangement)

 

Course content:

The course aims at making the students familiar with the topical questions of international environmental law and urges them to reflect on these issues themselves as well. The activity of the international community, above all, the international organizations (United Nations, Council of Europe, Organization of American States) is in the focus in this English-speaking class. Besides, certain areas are examined more thoroughly, such as for instance trans-boundary pollutions, the protection of certain species or the activity of international courts in environmental cases.

The thematic of the course includes among others: International Law and International Environmental Law (IEL), Sources of IEL, Water-related issues, IEL at International Tribunals, IEL and Human Rights.

 

Literature:

1.   Dinah Shelton – Alexandre Kiss: Judicial handbook of environmental law, Hertfordshire, United Nations Environmental Programme, 2005

2.   Dinah Shelton: Human Rights and the Environment: What Specific Environmental Rights Have Been Recognized? Denver journal of international law and policy, 35 (2006) 1., 129-171.

3.   Alexandre Kiss – Dinah Shelton: International Environmental Law, Ardsley, NY, UNEP, Transnational Publishers, 2004

4.   Jessica Howley: The Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Case: The Influence of the International Court of Justice on the Law of Sustainable Development, Queensland Law Student Review, 2 (2009) 1.

5.   Raisz Anikó: Water as the Nation's Common Heritage in the Frame of the Common Heritage of Mankind. In: Greksza Veronika, Szabó Marcel (szerk.): Right to Water and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in Hungary. 227 p. Pécs: University of Pécs, 2013. pp. 84-96.(Studia Europaea, Jurisprudentia et Practica; 4.)

6.   Peter Sand: The Evolution of International Environmental Law, in: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (szerk.: Daniel Bodansky – Jutta Brunnée – Ellen Hey), New York, Oxford University Press, 2007, 29-42.

7.   Winfried Lang: UN-Principles and International Environmental Law, Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, 3 (1999), 157-172.

 

 

 

IV.

Human Rights Worldwide

 

 

Neptun code: AJNEKERASMUS1

Name of course: Human Rights Worldwide

Name of teacher: Anikó RAISZ, dr. jur., PhD, DEA, associate professor

Which semester: spring and autumn

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: oral presentation, written exam or essay (by arrangement)

 

Course content:

Human Rights Worldwide is an interactive course, focusing on topical human rights issues around the world and discussing them with the students. Case-studies are in the focus of this English-speaking class. The issues are provided by the current events, varying from migration through indigenous communities to crises like Syria or Eastern Ukraine. Women’s, children’s rights are treated during the class, just like the various international human rights control mechanisms around the world, classical topics like the universality of human rights and such new areas as human rights and the environment.

 

Literature:

1.       Tomuschat, Christian: Human Rights. Between Idealism and Realism. Oxford University Press, New York, 2003.

2.       Shelton, Dinah: Remedies in International Human Rights Law. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005.

3.       Simma, Bruno – Alston, Philip: The Sources of Human Rights Law: Customs, Jus Cogens, and General Principles. In: Australian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 12 (1988-89, 1992), Centre for International and Public Law, Faculty of Law, Australian National University, Canberra, 1992, pp. 82-108.

4.       Tomuschat, Christian: Reparation for Victims of Grave Human Rights Violations. Tulane Journal of Internationl and Comparative Law, Vol. 10 Spring 2002, pp. 157-184.

5.       Watters, Lawrence: Indigenous Peoples and the Environment: Convergence from a Nordic Perspective, UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, No 20, 2001/2002, pp. 237-323.

6.       Weitzel, Albert – Strasser, Wolfgang: The Relationship between the European Convention on Human Rights and Other International Enforcement Mechanisms. In: Salvia, Michele de – Villiger, Mark E. (eds.): The Birth of European Human Rights Law/L’éclosion du Droit européen des Droits de l’Homme. Liber Amicorum Carl Aage Nørgaard, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 1998, pp. 347-363.

7.       Zupančič, Boštjan M.: On universality of human rights. In: Bulletin des Droits de l’Homme, No. 13, 2007, Institut Luxembourgoise des Droits de l’Homme, pp. 5-11.

8.       Anaya, S. James: The Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In: Gómez Isa, Felipe – de Feyter, Koen (eds.): International Protection of Human Rights: Achievements and Challenges. University of Deusto, Bilbao, 2006, pp. 593-617. más: 600-603.

9.       Cançado Trindade, Antônio Augusto: Approximations and convergences in the case-law of the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, in: Cohen-Jonathan, Gérard – Flauss, Jean-François (eds.): Le rayonnement international de la jurisprudence de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, Nemesis-Bruylant, Brüsszel, 2005. pp. 101-138.

10.    Shelton, Dinah: The Legal Status of the Detainees at Guantánamo Bay: Innovative Elements in the Decision of the IACionHR of 12 March 2002. Human Rights Law Journal. 2002/23, pp. 13-18.

 

 

 

V.

European Tax Law

 

 

 

Neptun code: AJPENERASMUS01

Name of course: European Tax Law

Name of teacher: Éva Erdős DR. PhD. associate professor, Head of Department Financial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Miskolc

Which semester: each semester

Contact hours/week: 2 hours/week

Credits: 5 credits

Assessment of studies: reports, 1-5 marks

 

Course content:

The subject European tax law is an alternative subject. It’s aims are: the examination of the international taxation studies – mainly the examination of the EU’s taxation law, the institutes and legal sources of it. This alternative subject could help those, who choose such thesis’s topic and who are interested in this topic. The aim of the education is to make the students be able to get in touch with taxation regulation of the EU from the beginning till nowadays. In this alternative subject we examine the most important legal sources of the EU taxation, the main results of the harmonisation of the direct and indirect taxes, and the decisions of the European Court of Justice. The subject examines furthermore the Hungarian harmonisation results, and future’s harmonisation’s aims. We compare the harmonisation activity in the field of European tax law and in the field of Hungarian tax law with the most important rules of the international tax law.

The subject is advertised for one semester period in connection with the day-school, in a frame of 2 hours lectures per week. The subject ends up in a report. Absolving the subject results 5 credits.

 

Literature:

1.       Éva Erdős: Studies in European Tax and Financial Law   University of Miskolc, Faculty of Law, Miskolc, 2010. pp.1-114.

2.       Éva Erdős: Law of Public Finances in the EU: The European Tax Harmonization. Editura Universitatii Petru Maior , Tirgu-Mures, 2011.pp.1-166.

3.       Éva Erdős: Developmental Tendencies of Financial Law in the XXI st century, Közjogi intézmények a XXI. században, A közigazgatási jogi alszekció előadásainak szerkesztett változata, Pécsi Tudományegyetem Állam- és Jogtudományi Kar 2004. 31-47. o.

4.       Éva Erdős: Consumption based taxes and VAT,University of Bologna, Conference study.24-25. 09. 2004. Bologna, Italy

5.       Éva Erdős: Tax policy in the European Union. Harmonisation of taxes. In: Public Policies of the European Union Series: „European Education for Public Servants” (EUPA). Editura Universitatii „Petru Maior” Targu –Mures 2008. 39-54.p.

6.       Éva Erdős:  Some question about the harmonisation of local taxes in Hungary , ICELM Conference, 04-06.June 2008. Tirgu-Mures , Romania In: „ International Conference on Economics, Law and Management” 3rd edition, „ Petru- Maior „ University, Faculty of Economics, Law and administrative sciences, conference publishing, Tirgu-Mures 2008.

7.       Éva Erdős: Jurisdiction and alternative dispute settlement resolution in agriculture - Hungarian National Report In: Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Law 2008.No.5. 19p-30.p.

8.       Éva Erdős:  Some questions about the development of financial law, as scope of law In: Conference Book, University of Oradea, Faculty of Law 2008.

9.       Éva Erdős: Tax allowances link with harmful tax competition, Conference: 29-30.05.2009. „ New orientations in Romanian and Hungarian law”,Conference, Faculty of Law of Oradea, 2009. október 13., In:  Conference Book, University of Oradea, Faculty of Law

10.    Éva Erdős: The local taxation in the European Union : the Hungarian Local Business Tax ( HIPA ) case n: Curentul Juridic 2/2009. Editura Universitatii Petru- Maior , ISNN 1224-9173 , Tirgu- Mures, p.47-60.

 

 

 

VI.

Restorative elements in criminal law

 

 

Neptun Code: AJBKRERASMUS1

Name of teacher: Prof. Dr. Ilona Görgényi, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology

Which semester: spring

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 4

 

Course content:

The course focuses on restorative justice theory and practice in criminal matters. History of ‘compositio’ goes back to the ancient time. From seconds half of last century activities and documents of the Council of Europe, the United Nations, the European Union and other international organizations exercised influence on restorative justice movement. Restorative justice is an old and new paradigm. The course offers the opportunity to deal with definitions, forms and principles of restorative justice, especially victim-offender mediation. Restitutive concept of sentencing and mediation in relation to criminal law are fundamental questions to be addressed in the framework of the course.

 

Topics of the subject:

1.       Restorative justice as an old and new paradigm in the case of criminal matter

2.       The history of restorative justice

3.       The role of international organisations: Council of Europe, United Nations, European Union, especially to the 2001/220/JHA: Council framework decision of 15 March 2001

4.       Notion and types of restorative justice

5.       Principles of restorative justice

6.       Community conferencing, family group conferencing and sentencing in criminal matters

7.       General characteristics of victim-offender mediation (VOM)

8.       International comparative aspects of VOM

9.       Principles of mediation and connection with principles of criminal law

10.    The regulations of VOM inside and outside the Penal Code and the Procedure Code

11.    Connection between restorative justice and community sanctions

12.    Community work as a symbolic form of restorative justice

13.    Restitution by the offender as a condition of suspension of imprisonment or parole

14.    Restorative justice in prison

 

Documents and literature:

1.       UN Declaration of the basic principles on the use of restorative Justice programmes in criminal matters, annexed to the resolution 2002/12 by the Economic and Social Council

2.       Recommendation R(99) 19 on the mediation in penal matters and explanatory memorandum. Council of Europe

3.       Guidelines for a better implementation of the existing recommendation concerning mediation in penal matters. CEPEJ (2007) 13

4.       Julien Lhuillier: The quality of penal mediation in Europe: CEPEJ-GT-MED (2007) 8

5.       Council framework decision 2001/220/JHA on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings

6.       Council directive 2004/80/EC on compensation to crime victims

7.       Victim-Offender Mediation in Europe. Ed.: The European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice. Leuven University Press, 2000

8.       Reparation in Criminal Law. International Perspectives. Ed.: Albin Eser, Susanne Walther. Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg i. Br., Volume 1, 1996; Volume 2, 1997; Volume 3, 2001

9.       Restorative Justice – A New Paradigm in Criminal Law. European Journal of Crime. Criminal law and Criminal Justice. Vol. 6/2, 125-139, 1998

10.    Theo Gavrielides: Restorative justice theory and practice: addressing the discrepancy. HEUNI, Helsinki 2007

11.    Ilona Görgényi: Restorative elements in the circle of alternative sanctions. In: New Tendencies in Crime and Criminal Policy in Central and Eastern Europe. (Eds.: Katalin Gönczöl, Miklós Lévay), Bíbor Publishing House, Miskolc, 2004. 210-220. o.

12.    Ilona Görgényi: Future Mediation with Serious Offences in Hungary. In: Tanulmányok Dr. Földvári József professzor 80. születésnapja tiszteletére (szerk.: Gál István László, Hornyák Szabolcs) Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Állam- és Jogtudományi Kar, Pécs, 2006, 77-85. o.

 

 

 

VII.

Jurisprudence

 

 

 

Neptun code: AJJOEERASMUS01

Name of course: Jurisprudence

Name of teacher: Szabó, Miklós

Which semester: Spring term

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: marks 1-5

 

Course content: 

The course in Jurisprudence is concerned with general theoretical questions about the nature of law and legal systems, about the relationship of law to justice and morality, and about its social nature. The discussion of such questions involves a study of historically significant attempts to grasp the meaning and point of law, as well as understanding of the philosophical and sociological theories that lie behind the juristic approaches. The aim of the course is to enable students to form a wider understanding of the nature and working of the law in human societies.

 

Among the main topics are:

1.       antique and medieval ideas on law: justice and equity,

2.       classical theories of natural law: the nature of law, of men, and of societies,

3.       modern iusnaturalism: the idea of the rule of law,

4.       basic ideas of legal positivism: norm and normativity,

5.       imperative theories of law,

6.       historical jurisprudence,

7.       sociological schools of law,

8.       formalism and realism in law,

9.       critical legal studies,

10.    present day positivism.

 

 

 

VIII.

Roman Public Law

 

 

Neptun code: AJROMERASMUS03

Name of course: Roman Public Law

Name of teacher: Dr. István Bajánházy

Which semester: autumn term

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: written test  (marks 1 to 5)

 

Course content: 

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the main rules of the ancient Roman public law, emphasized on the Republican era with an outlook to the time of the Kingdom and to the time of the Principate. Welcomed are all students, who have interest near or after the study of the Roman private law to have more knowledge on the institutions and solutions of the public law. 

Among the main topics are: the sources and the general characteristics of the Roman public law, the evolution of the institutions of the Roman state, the rules governing the acting of the magistrates, the Senate of Rome, and the public assemblies, the State-Treasury.  Contracts of the Roman state with individuals, (contract of sale /i.e. sale of booty, buying of the state/, contract of hire /i.e. building-contracts, contracts for the supplying of the army/, credit contracts between state and privates).  Contracts of the Roman state with foreigner states, and public rules of war and peace, Public rules governing the priesthood.

 

Literature:

Primary sources (with English translation):

1.       Livius Ab urbe condita, The Loeb Classical Library, London, 1984,

2.       Plutarch’s Lives, The Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, London, 1982,

3.       Vitruvius De architectura, The Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, London, 1966,

 

Secondary sources:

1.       ALFÖLDI A.: Early Rome and the Latins, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1963

2.       ANDREAU, Jean: Banking and Business in the Roman Word, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999

3.       AUBERT, Jean-Jaques: Business Managers in Ancient Rome, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1994

4.       BAJÁNHÁZY István: State Influence on Credit Life in Rome, 4th International Conference of PHD Students, University of Miskolc, Hungary, 11-17th August 2003, 13-18.

5.       BRUNT, P. A.: Free Labour and Public Works at Rome, JRS 70 (1980), 81-100.

6.       BRUNT, P. A.: Sulla and the Asian Publicans, Latomus 15 (1956) 17-25.

7.       BUCKLAND, W. W.: Civil Proceedings Against Ex-Magistrates in the Republic, JRS 27 (1937) 37-47.

8.       DIÓSDI György: Contract in Roman Law, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1981

9.       HARRIS, William V.: War and Imperialism in Republican Rome 327-70 B.C., Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1985

10.    KUNKEL, Wolfgang: Roman Legal and Constitutional History, At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1973

11.    NÓTÁRI Tamás: The Spear as the Symbol of Property and Power in Ancient Rome, Acta Juridica Hungarica 48/3 sz. (2007), 231-257.

12.    SHATZMAN, Israel: The Roman General’s Authority over Booty, Historia 21 (1972) 177-205.

13.    SHERWIN-WHITE, A. N.: The Roman Citizenship, The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1973

14.    SIRKS, Boudwin: Food for Rome, J.C. Gieben, Amsterdam, 1991

15.    STAVELEY, E. S.: Greek and Roman Voting and Elections, Thames and Hudson, London, 1972

16.    WATSON, Alan: The Spirit of Roman Law, The University of Georgia Press, Athens and London, 1995

 

 

 

IX.

Animal protection in the EU and Hungary

 

 

Neptun code: AJALKERASMUS01

Name of course: Animal protection in the EU and Hungary

Name of teacher: Professor Anita Paulovics

Which semester: I.

Contact hours/week: 2 hours/week

Credits: 3

Assessment of studies: oral end-term examination (graded 1 to 5)

 

Course content: 

The subject presents and analyzes the importance of legal regulation of animal protection in Hungary and in the European Union. It deals with the protection of different species of animals and their habitat, the importance of the conservation of the biodiversity. In the frame of the subject students will be acquainted with the European Union's directives and regulations covering the various areas of animal protection, such as the directive about the protection of species, or animal tests. This course  is also a quasi-tutorial for students to select a topic for their end-term exam.

 

 

 

X.

The protection of natural and architectural environment in the EU and USA

 

 

Neptun code: AJALKERASMUS02

Name of course: The protection of natural and architectural environment in the EU and USA

Name of teacher: Professor Anita Paulovics

Which semester: II.

Contact hours/week: 2 hours/week

Credits: 3

Assessment of studies: oral end-term examination (graded 1 to 5)

 

Course content:

The objective of the course is to make students acquainted with the environmental politics of the EU and the USA and  the protection of cultural heritage in the two legal systems. The course will examine the basic rules of environmental law on climate change, air-, water- and soil protection, protection of biodiversity, waste management and the principle of sustainable development. The course discusses the regulation of the protection of architectural environment, the international treaties on the protection of the cultural heritage as well as the protection of monuments, laws concerning the protection of cultural values and the program of cultural cooperation within the European Union.

 

 

 

XI.

Legal guarantees in administrative procedure

 

 

Neptun code: AJALKERASMUS03

Name of course: Legal guarantees in administrative procedure

Name of teacher: Professor Anita Paulovics

Which semester: II.

Contact hours/week: 2 hours/week

Credits: 3

Assessment of studies: oral endterm examination (graded 1 to 5)

 

Course content:

The course presents and analyzes the meaning and role of legal guarantees in administrative procedure. It deals with the fundamental rules of administrative procedure, such as the rules of decision-making in administration regarding the rights and obligations of citizens and legal persons; the access to files, the legal remedies, including remedies against the silence of the administration.  The course also deals with the development of legal guarantees in administrative procedure, and the influence of the European law on administrative procedure.

 

 

 

XII.

Constitutional Law 1

 

 

Neptun code: AJALKERASMUS04

Name of course: Constitutional Law 1

Name of teacher: Professor András Bragyova

Which semester: I.

Contact hours/week: 2 hours/week

Credits: 3

Assessment of studies: oral endterm examination (graded 1 to 5)

 

Course content:

The purpose of the subject is to make students acquainted with the basic notions of constitutional theory, fundamentals of the history of Hungarian constitutional law and elements of comparative constitutional law. The course discusses the concept of the constitution, the notion of constitutional law, criteria of constitutionalism, constitution-making, separation of powers, forms of government. Further topics include the formation of the idea of a constitution, constitutional history after 1945 in Hungary, the basic notions of socialist constitutional law and the constitutional law of transition to constitutional democracy. The newly adopted constitution, the Basic Law  (2011) is examined from a constitutional-theoretical point of view.

 

 

 

XIII.

Constitutional Law 2

 

 

Neptun code: AJALKERASMUS05

Name of course: Constitutional Law 2

Name of teacher: Professor András Bragyova

Which semester: II.

Contact hours/week: 2 hours/week

Credits: 3

Assessment of studies: oral end-term examination (graded 1 to 5)

 

Course content:

The main subject matter of this semester’s course is the constitutional foundation of representative democracy and the structure and organs of the Hungarian State, the institutional foundations of the protection of the constitution, and role of the judiciary in a comparative perspective. Thus, it includes a detailed analysis of the electoral system and electoral law, the constitutional position of Parliament, that of the President of the Republic, the central and local government, the judicial system, the public prosecution, the Constitutional Court. The course examines the changes since 2010, in particular the Basic Law adopted in 2011 and its implementation.

 

 

 

 

XIV.

Constitutional Law 3

 

 

Neptun code: AJALKERASMUS06

Name of course: Constitutional Law 3

Name of teacher: Professor András Bragyova

Which semester: I.

Contact hours/week: 2 hours/week

Credits: 3

Assessment of studies: oral end-term examination (graded 1 to 5)

 

Course content:

This course is devoted to the theory, doctrine and case law of fundamental rights, in particular that of the Hungarian Constitutional Court. The focal topics are: the history of the idea of human rights, the general doctrine of fundamental constitutional rights as well as the various fundamental rights guaranteed by the Hungarian Basic Law, such as human dignity and the right to life, freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of speech and rights of communication, political rights, data protection and social-cultural rights. The question of the continuity in the case-law of the constitutional court is discussed.

 

 

 

XV.

The Criminal Law of Ancient Rome

 

 

Neptun code: AJROMERASMUS01

Name of course: The Criminal Law of Ancient Rome

Name of teacher: Dr. Pál Sáry

Which semester: autumn

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: written test

 

Course content:

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the main rules of the ancient Roman criminal law. The following topics are covered during the course: the sources and the characteristics of the Roman criminal law, the evolution of the Roman criminal procedure law, the elements of crimes, the impediments of punishability, the purpose of punishment, the mitigating and aggravating circumstances, the types of punishments, the main public crimes and private delicts.

 

 

 

XVI.

Criminal cases in the courtroom

 

 

Neptun Code: AJBUEERASMUS1

Name of course: Criminal Cases in courtroom

Name of teacher:. Dr. Anita Nagy , Department of Criminal Procedure and Criminal Enforcement law

Which semester: autumn/spring

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: essay

 

Course content:

The course intends to give an overview of the hungarian criminal procedure law in the phase of the court of first instance. ( basic principles of crimnal procedure, competence of the court, jurisdiction of the court, general rules of court proceedings, suspension of proceedings, remand for new trial, judicial decision, opinion of the court, sentence, criminal trial, postponement of a trial, simplifications of penal proceedings,)

Special emphasis will be put on the trial of the court of first instance ( Opening the trial ,Order of taking evidence , Continuity of the trial, Closing arguments and addresses, Announcement of the adoption of the decision and the decision, The condemning judgement.

 

 

 

XVII.

European Agricultural and Rural Law

 

 

Neptun code: AJAMUERASMUS1

Name of course: European Agricultural and Rural Law

Name of teacher: SZILÁGYI János Ede, dr. jur., PhD

Which semester: spring and autumn

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: oral presentation, written exam or essay (by arrangement)

 

Course content:

 The language of the course is English.

 The course is based upon the provisions of the European Law, upon the Civil Law (property law, contract law) and upon the provisions of the Administrative Law. The students can acquire knowledge not only about the provisions of the European Union (inter aliaon Common Agricultural Policy, CAP), but also about the practice of Hungary and, partially, of the other member states. The students are going to learn more about of the agricultural and rural law’s dogmatics, the history of the development of European and Hungarian agricultural and rural legislation, the international (i.e. WTO’s) and constitutional (namely the Hungarian Constitution’s) background of agricultural and rural law, land policy in the legislation of the EU and the member states, the structure of land use and land property of the Member States, the general tendencies of the single common market organisation (SCMO, as the 1st pillar of the CAP) and of the rural development (as the 2nd pillar of the CAP).

 

Bibliography:

1.       McMahon, Joseph A.: EU Agricultural Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007

2.       Desta, Melaku Geboye – McMahon, Joseph A.: Research Handbook on the WTO Agriculture Agreement, Cheltenham, Elgar, 2012

3.       Norer, Roland: Handbuch des Agrarrechts, Wien, Verlag Österreich, 2012

4.       Szilágyi János Ede: The Dogmatics of Agricultural Law in Hungary from an Aspect of EC Law, European Integration Studies, Miskolc, Volume 7, Number 1 (ann. 2009) pp 41-55.

http://epa.oszk.hu/01000/01040/00009/pdf/agrar_es_kornyezetjog_EPA01040_2010_9.pdf

5.       Szilágyi János Ede: The Position of the Hungarian Agricultural Legislation in the Tendencies of the Legislation Concerning the European Agricultural Holdings, European Integration Studies, Miskolc, Volume 7, Number 2 (ann. 2009) pp 15-30.

http://gtk.uni-miskolc.hu/files/566/kotet%20vol7%20num2.pdf

6.       Szilágyi János Ede: The Accession Treaties of the New Member States and the national legislations, particularly the Hungarian law, concerning the ownership of agricultural land, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Law, 2010/9, pp 48-60

http://epa.oszk.hu/01000/01040/00009/pdf/agrar_es_kornyezetjog_EPA01040_2010_9.pdf

7.       Raisz Anikó – Szilágyi János Ede: Development of agricultural law and related fields (environmental law, water law, social law, taxlaw) in the EU, in countries and in the WTO, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Law, 2012/12, pp 107-148:

http://epa.oszk.hu/01000/01040/00012/pdf/agrar_es_kornyezetjog_EPA01040_2012_12_107-148.pdf

 

 

 

 

XVIII.

European Environmental Law

 

 

Neptun code: AJAMUERASMUS2

Name of course: European Environmental Law

Name of teacher: SZILÁGYI János Ede, dr. jur., PhD

Which semester: spring and autumn

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: oral presentation, written exam or essay (by arrangement)

 

Course content:

 The language of the course is English.

 The students can acquire knowledge not only about the provisions of the European Union (inter aliaon EU Environmental Policy, EUEP), but also about the practice of Hungary and, partially, of the other member states. The students are going to learn more about of the concept of sustainable development, the subject, the system and the sources of environmental law (i.e. the dogmatics of environmental law), international environmental law, WTO-law and environmental protection, EU environmental law (and especially, taking the treaties into consideration), constitutional aspects of environmental law, the principles of environmental law, the civil and criminal law’s aspects of environmental law, the comprehensive instruments of environmental law (e.g. permits, environmental assessment, IPPC, eco-label, EMAS, economic and financial instruments), the specific parts of environmental law (e.g. water pollution and water quality, conservation of nature, GMOs).

 

Bibliography:

1.       Bell, Stuart – McGillivray, Donald – Pedersen, Ole.: Environmental law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013

2.       Krämer, Ludwig: EU environmental law, London, Sweet & Maxwell, 2012

3.       Kubasek, Nancy – Silverman, Gary:Environmental law, Boston [etc.], Pearson, 2014

4.       Raisz Anikó: A Constitution’s Environment, Environment in the Constitution: Process and Background of the New Hungarian Constitution, Est Europa, 2012/special edition 1, pp 37-70

http://www.est-europa.univ-pau.fr/images/archives/2012-Hongrie/aniko-raisz.pdf

5.       Szilágyi János Ede: Relationship between Agricultural Law and Environmental Law in Hungary, to appear

 

 

 

XIX.

The finances of the pension system

 

 

Neptun code: AJPENERASMUS04

Name of course: The finances of the pension system

Name of teacher: Dr. Zoltán Varga PhD Institute of Civics Department of Financial Law

Semester: autumn/spring

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: essay

 

Course content:

The course intends to give an overview of the finances of the pension systems in the Member States of the European Union, especially in Hungary.

The course tries to demonstrate the most important steps to the sustainability of the pension systems, and the results of the pension reforms in the Central Europe. The main subject matter is the Hungarian pension system in particular and its problems nowadays.

 

 

 

 

 

COURSES IN GERMAN LANGUAGE

 

 

I.

Der Sozialstatus und Rechtsstellung der Frauen im 19. Jh. in Ungarn

 

 

Neptun code: AJJOTERASMUS01

Name of course: Der Sozialstatus und Rechtsstellung der Frauen im 19. Jh. in Ungarn

Name of teacher: Dr. Koncz Ibolya Katalin

Which semester: I.

Contact hours/week: 2 Stunde/Woche

Credits: 3

Assessment of studies: Schriftliche Prüfung am Ende des Semesters (Grad 1 bis 5).

 

Course content:

Das Ziel der Kurses ist die Erweiterung des Wissenmaterial der Studenten. Beschreibung der sozialen, öffentlichen, privaten Rechtsstellung der Frauen. Die Entwicklung der öffentlichrechtlichen Rolle der Frauen, und ihrer Beteiligung im System der Staatsverwaltung. Die Rollen und die Rechte der Frauen in der Familie. Wissenschaftliche Analyse der Verfassungsgeschichte und Rechtsgeschichte des Themas. Im Zusammenhang mit dem Erwerb der theoretischen Kenntnisse.

 

 

 

II.

Bekämpfung der Steuerhinterziehung in Europa

 

 

Neptun Kode: AJBKRERASMUS2

Name des Kurses: „Bekämpfung der Steuerhinterziehung in Europa”

Name der Lehrerin: Univ. Doz. Dr. Judit Jacsó PhD

Institut: Institut für Strafrecht und Kriminologie

Sprache: Deutsch

Lehrveranstaltung: 2 Stunden/Woche

Voraussetzung: Klausur oder Referat

Kredit: 5

 

Ziel des Kurses:

Die effiziente Bekämpfung der Steuerumgehung und Steuerhinterziehung ist ein zentrales Anliegen sowohl in der Europäischen Union als auch in ihren Mitgliedstaaten geworden. Die Lehrveranstaltung gibt einen Überblick über die strafrechtlichen Mittel der Bekämpfung der Steuerhinterziehung (Steuerbetrug). Neben den unionsrechtlichen Vorgaben wird auch auf ausgewählte nationale Regelungen (Deutschland, Österreich und Ungarn) eingegangen, wobei praktische Fragen ebenso behandelt werden.

 

Themenbereiche des Kurses:

Die Bedeutung des Steuerstrafrechts: finanzielles Ausmaß und Folgen des Problems. Die Grundbegriffe des Europäischen Strafrechts und Abgrenzungsfragen. Rechtsakte der Europäischen Union über die Bekämfung der Steuerhinterziehung. Vorschlag für eine Richtlinie des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates über die strafrechtliche Bekämpfung von gegen die finanziellen Interessen der Europäischen Union gerichtetem Betrug(COM(2012)0363). Grundmerkmale des Steuerstrafrechts in Deutschland. Überprüfung des Straftatbestandes der Steuerhinterziehung (§ 370 AO). Grundzüge des österreichischen Finanzstrafrechts. Straftatbestände der Abgabenhinterziehung (§ 33 FinStrG) und des Abgabenbetrug (§ 38a FinStrG). Die ungarische Regelung des Steuerhinterziehung (Straftatbestand des Haushaltsbetruges) (§ 396 StGB). Rechtsvergleichung und praktische Fragen.

 

Literatur

1.       Jacsó J.:Straftatbestand des Haushaltsbetruges im ungarischen Strafrecht, NZWiSt 2014/3. 98-109.

2.       Jacsó, J.: Gedanken über die deutsche Regelung der Selbstanzeige im Fall der Steuerhinterziehung, Publicationes Universitatis Miskolcinensis, Sectio Juridica et Politika, Tomus XXXII. Miskolc University Press, 2014, 273-293.

3.       Dannecker, G./JansenO.: Steuerstrafrecht in Europa und den Vereinigten Staaten, Linde Verlag, 2007.

4.       Ambos, K.:Internationales Strafrecht: Strafanwendungsrecht, Völkerstrafrecht, Europäisches Strafrecht, Rechtshilfe, 4. Auflage, Beck Juristischer Verlag, 2014.

5.       DanneckerG.: Abgabenhinterziehung und Betrug im europäischen Rechtsvergleich. Der österreichische Abgabenbetrug – Modellcharakter für Europa?, in: Leitner, R.(Hrsg.), Finanzstrafrecht 2012, Linde, Wien, 2012, 61-113.

6.       Dannecker, G., Der Richtlinienentwurf der Kommission über die strafrechtliche Bekämpfung von gegen die finanziellen Interessen der EU gerichtetem Betrug, in: Leitner, Roman (Hrsg.), Finanzstrafrechts 2013, Linde Verlag, Wien, 2014, 143-175.

7.       Hecker, B.:Europäisches Strafrecht, 4. Auflage, Springer Verlag, 2012.

8.       Safferling, Ch.:Internationales Strafrecht: Strafanwendungsrecht - Völkerstrafrecht - Europäisches Strafrecht; Springer, Heidelberg, 2011.

9.       Satzger, H.:Internationales und Europäisches Strafrecht: Strafanwendungsrecht - Europäisches Straf- und Strafverfahrensrecht – Völkerstrafrecht, Nomos Verlag, 6. Auflage, 2013.

10.    Tiedemann, K.:Wirtschaftsstrafrecht Besonderer Teil, 3. Auflage, Vahlen Verlag, München, 20

 

 

 

 

III.

Bekämpfung der Geldwäscherei in Europa

 

 

Neptun code: AJBKRERASMUS3

Name of course: Bekämpfung der Geldwäscherei in Europa

Name of teacher: Dr. Judit Jacsó, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology

Semester: spring

Credits: 5

Contact hours/week: 2

Assessment of studies: written exam or semester report

 

Course content:

Allgemeines über die Geldwäscherei - wichtige Rolle der Geldwäsche in der Bekämpfung der organisierten Kriminalität; Zusammenspiel von drei großen Gebieten. Die wichtigsten Ausdrücke der deutschen juristischen Fachsprache. Kriminologischer Begriff, Phasen und Methoden. Die internationalen Vorgaben zur Bekämpfung der Geldwäscherei – mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Vorgaben innerhalb der Europäischen Union. Bekämpfung der Geldwäscherei in der EU. Straftatbestand der Geldwäscherei im ungarischen StGB. Einziehungsmöglichkeiten in Ungarn. Außerstrafrechtliche Maßnahme gegen die Geldwäsche in Ungarn, in der Schweiz und Ungarn.

 

 

 

 

IV.

Die Grundzüge des ungarischen materiellen Strafrechts

 

 

Neptun code:

Name of course: Die Grundzüge des ungarischen materiellen Strafrechts

Name of teacher: Dr. Judit Jacsó, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology

Contact hours/week: 2

Assessment of studies: written exam or semester report

Credits: 5

Semester: autumn;

 

Course content:

Die wichtigsten Ausdrücke der deutschen juristischen Fachsprache. Über die Geschichte der Strafrechtskodifikation in Ungarn. Allgemeiner Teil des materiellen Strafrechts (Gegenstand und Besonderheit des Strafrechts, die Prinzipien des Strafrechts, die Voraussetzungen der Strafbarkeit, die Erscheinungsformen der Straftat, die Beteiligungsformen an der Straftat, das strafrechtliche Sanktionssystem, die einzelnen Strafen und Massnahmen) Ausgewählte Straftaten des Besonderen Teiles des StGB (Straftaten gegen das Leben und Körper, Geldwäschereitatbestände) Vergleich mit den deutschen materiellen Strafrechts.

 

 

 

 

V.

Digestenexegese

 

 

Neptun code: AJROMERASMUS02

Name of course: Digestenexegese

Name of teacher: Dr. Magdolna Gedeon

Which semester: autumn/Herbst

Contact hours/week: 2

Credits: 5

Assessment of studies: written test/schriftlicher Test

 

Course content:

Im Rahmen der Digestenexegese werden Texte klassischer römischer Juristen, die uns in den Digesten – Teil der Kodifikation Justinians, um 530 n. Chr. – aufgeblieben sind, dargelegt und erklärt. Bei der Bearbeitung der Digestenstellen werden die Rechtsfragen, die Lösungen und die Begründungen untersucht. Die Besprechung der Digestenexegesen hilft die rechtliche, logische Denkweise entwickeln, und vorbereitet die Studenten für die Fallösung in ihrer, künftigen Rechtspraxis. Die Texte sind auf Deutsch übersetzt, deshalb ist keine lateinische Sprachkenntnis erforderlich.

 

 

 

VI.

Steuerrecht in Ungarn

 

 

Neptun Kode: AJPENERASMUS02

Der Name des Kurses: Steuerrecht in Ungarn

Der Name des Lehrers: Dr. Zoltán Varga PhD Lehrstuhl für Finanzrecht 

Halbjahr: Herbst/Frühling 

Setzen Sie sich mit Stunden/Woche in Verbindung: 2

Kredite: 5

Bewertung von Studien: Aufsatz

 

Inhalt des Kurses

Dieser Kurs gibt einen Überblick über das ungarische Steuerrecht. Schwerpunkt ist das ungarische Steuersystem und dessen Reform. Die dadurch aufgetretenen Probleme werden erörtert.

Der Kurs beschäftigt sich mit der Einkommensteuer (Steuerzahlern, steuerpflichtiges Einkommen, Einkommen von Einzelunternehmern, Kapitaleinkommen, Vermeidung der Doppelbesteuerung, Administration) und mit der Sozialversicherungsbeiträge, und mit den Gebühren.(Vermögenserwerbsgebühren, Gebühren für Vermögensübertragung, Erbschaftsteuer, Schenkungssteuer, Gebühren zur entgeltlichen Vermögensübertragung)

 

 

 

VII.

Die Finanzierung der Rentensysteme

 

 

Neptun Kode:

Der Name des Kurses: Die Finanzierung der Rentensysteme

Der Name des Lehrers: Dr. Zoltán Varga PhD Lehrstuhl für Finanzrecht 

Halbjahr: Herbst/Frühling 

Setzen Sie sich mit Stunden/Woche in Verbindung: 2

Bewertung von Studien: Aufsatz

Kredite: 5

 

Inhalt des Kurses

Dieser Kurs gibt einen Überblick über die jeweilige Finanzierung der Rentensysteme in den Mitgliedsstaaten der europäischen Union. Schwerpunkt ist das ungarische Rentensystem und dessen Reform. Die dadurch aufgetretenen Probleme werden erörtert. Der Kurs demonstriert u. a. die wichtigsten Schritte der Nachhaltigkeit eines Rentensystems. Des Weiteren werden die Ergebnisse der Rentenreformen in Zentraleuropa vorgestellt.