The recognition of rights and freedoms has always been one of the most important foundations of societies, institutions and democratic groups. European Union has not been immune to the importance of the recognition of a list of fundamental rights. And even over a long period of time, the European Convention on Human Rights and constitutional traditions common to the Member States have informed the implementation of rights by European Union institutions and their defense by the Court of Justice. There have been several attempts to adopt a bill of rights, and finally it was possible thanks to the drafting and proclamation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2000. However, even before, the Court of Justice had made a very valuable and effective jurisprudential construction that, de facto, allowed that outmoded Communities and the actual European Union recognized and applied fundamental rights in their field.
This course addresses a detailed study of the multilevel system of rights on European Union that now has, as best support, the Fundamental Rights’ Charter with the same legal value as the Treaties.
Now it is virtually impossible to know European Union without an enough and rigorous information about the multi-level system of rights that is recognized and applied in EU. This elective course is on track to meet this goal.
This Official Master on the European Union offers students a high-level academic education that allows them to achieve optimum conditions to develop their professional and academic career. It is intended to provide students with a high-level training that will place them in optimal conditions to work in professional or academic enviroments.
The fundamental role of this type of degrees in European Union countries is a consequence of the central place a college education must have for a better understanding of the process of integration. For this reason, the different degrees in European Union Studies are a priority for the European institutions and Member States, among which UNED is not an exception.