Introduction

International Institute for Academic Development

The Summer School is funded by the 2019 seasonal sub-program of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Adjara Autonomous Republic and organized in collaboration with Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) and co-funded by the International Institute for Academic Development.

Summer school is the International Summer program on Constitutional Democracy organized in Batumi. The goal of the summer school is to develop professional knowledge of the law school students in constitutional law, particularly important institutions of constitutional democracy, promote mobility of foreign students in Georgia, deepening cooperation between students and professors.

Detailed Programme:

The summer school programme includes the following topics:

  • Constitutional democracy in Europe and USA;
  • Constitution, limitation of power and democracy;
  • Constitution and human rights;
  • President, Parliament, Government in constitutional democracy;
  • Federalism, Unitary state, Regionalism and Autonomy;
  • Theory of democracy and constitutional justice;
  • Constitutional identity;
  • Unconstitutional constitutional amendments;
  • International law and constitutional law;
  • Theory of American Constitutional Law;
  • President and American Constitutional Law;
  • Interpretation of the Constitution: Principles and Methodology;
  • Constitutional populism;
  • Constitutional protection mechanisms and strategies;
  • The Constitution of Georgia, adopted on 21 February 1921
  • USA Supreme Court in American law and politics;
  • Constitutional amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions;
  • Constitutional democracy in crisis and constitutional court.

The programme of the 2019 Batumi International Summer School: “Constitutional Democracy: Modern Challenges” will consist of lectures of the keynote speakers and guest lecturers, as well as seminars, group discussions on selected topics relating to the constitutional democracy.