Courses

Teaching activities, rendered during the implementation of the project, will be complemented by research and events organized in the auspices of the Chair. These will focus, among others, on the dispute settlement mechanism of sub-regional organizations such as Mercosur, Andean Community, Central American Integration System and Pacific Alliance.

  • Global Law - 30h/a

    Introduction to International Law. International law Domains. Training and methods of international law. Subjects of international law (States, International Organizations and Individuals). The State as a subject of international law. Recognition of State and Government and Succession States. Immunities under international law. State Immunity, Diplomatic and Consular. Immunities of International Organizations. Sources of international law. International Treaties and Brazilian practice. Incorporation of Treaties and norms of International Organizations. Conflict of sources of International Law and of the Law of International Organizations. Introduction to the Law of International Organizations.

    Professor: Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida

  • Global Law: the Law of International Organizations - 60h/a

    The emergence of international organizations as subjects of international law. Theory of International Organizations. The origins of international organizations. Brazil's participation in universal and regional organizations. Classic international organizations. Organizations for sub-regional integration. European Union and Mercosur. The legal and institutional order of International Organizations and dispute settlement system. Evolution of the Brazilian position before the International Organizations. Studies in international and regional jurisprudence.

    Professor: Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida

  • Comparative Regionalism: the EU and Mercosur Legal Framework - 30h/a

    The European Union Law classes will explore the institutional and legal framework, which constitutes the basis for further developments in the field of substantive law. The course is intended to provide an understanding of the European Union Law, its structure, goals, fields of action, achievements and aspirations. The classes will also focus on the case-law of the European Court of Justice in order to provide the students knowledge about the appliance and enforcement of Community law.

    Professor: Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida

  • A new approach to regional agreements and the traditional theory of regional integration - 10h/a

    The course proposes a new look at regional integration beyond the predominant vision of the last century, where the European Union appears as the most successful initiative.

    Professor: Renato Galvão Flôres Júnior

  • Human Rights from a Comparative Perspective: the European and Inter American systems - 10h/a

    The course evaluates the key human rights conventions which respectively form the basis of both the inter-American and European human rights systems. It highlights a number of areas in which the American system of human rights departed from the development of the European model, as well as the impact of recent changes within both systems. Understanding the variances between the two Human rights systems provides important context to help understand the various ways in which the function and operation of the two human rights systems have today diverged. It also examines how international human rights decisions and recommendations are implemented at the national level. It analyses the strategies and structures — within the executive branch, legislatures, and domestic courts — that can either promote or thwart implementation. It also looks at the special role that national human rights institutions have to play in the implementation process, particularly in the European and Inter-American systems.

    Professor: Michael Mohallem

  • European Union Tax Law - 10h/a

    This course provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles and concepts of EU tax law and of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, analysing them in the light of direct and indirect tax case law. The discussion will cover all relevant EU directives (EU Parent-Subsidiary, Merger, Interest & Royalties, and Savings) and recommendations and other soft law on direct and indirect taxes. Relevant judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on direct and indirect taxes will be analysed, especially case law on application on the free movement and nondiscrimination provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) to cross-border (company) income tax issues. The TFEU’s rules on state aid will be analysed along with the EU Code of Conduct on harmful tax practices.

    Professor: Leonardo Costa

  • Legal aspects on the delivery of health services on Western European countries - 10h/a

    The emergence of European welfare states: brief historical overview; European Welfare States: models and important features; Health policies as a welfare policy; The role of social citizenship; Health care policies at national level: difference between European health systems; Common values and principles of European health systems; Health reforms of the last decades; Health policies at European level; European legislation, and political documents on health policies; ECJ Jurisprudence on cross border healthcare services; Future perspectives.

    Professor: Danielle Borges

  • International Taxation: European and Brazilian models - 60h/a

    This course provides a discussion of the general aspects of the OECD Model Double Taxation Convention, applied by the Europeans countries, compared with the Brazilian model. It covers the treaty attribution rules with regard to business and professional income, real property income, dividends, interest, royalties and capital gains. The course also includes discussions of beneficial ownership, international tax avoidance and transfer pricing. Brief introduction to European Union Directives regarding EU taxation (EU Parent-Subsidiary, Merger, Interest and Royalties, and Savings) and Case law of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). 

    Professor: Melina de Souza Rocha Lukic