Universität Basel
Juristische Fakultät

Herbstsemester 2017

Veranstaltung - Prof. Dr. Christa Tobler

41514-01 Kolloquium: EU Association Law

Zeit / Ort:
Mo 08:15-12:00 (unregelmässig), Juristische Fakultät / Seminarraum S10 HG.45

1) 18. September (S 10)
2) 2. Oktober (S 10)
3) 9. Oktober (S 10)
4) 30. Oktober (S 11)
5) 13. November (S 11)
6) 27. November (S 11)
7) 4. Dezember (S 10)

Vorlesungsbeginn: 18.09.17

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Christa Tobler

Inhalt und Aufbau der Veranstaltung:
According to Art. 217 TFEU, the European Union (EU) "may conclude with one or more third countries or international organisations agreements establishing an association involving reciprocal rights and obligations, common action and special procedure". In terms of economic integration, particularly important examples of such association agreements are the European Economic Area Agreement (EEA; with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), the Ankara Agreement (with Turkey) and the so-called "Bilaterals I" (with Switzerland, among them in particular the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons, which is much debated because of the Swiss popular vote on "mass immigration" of February 2014). However, the list of states with which the EU has concluded association agreements is much longer, including e.g. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Georgia, Israel, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, the Palestinian Authority, Tunisia, the ACP (African, Caribbean, Pacific) states and the Ukraine. A new association agreement is at present being negotiated with the so-called AMS states (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino). Further, it is possible that a future institutional framework agreement with Switzerland, also under negotiation at present, will be based on Art. 217 TFEU on the side of the EU. In legal practice, the term "association" is also used in a broader sense to include certain agreements not formally based on Art. 217 TFEU (e.g. the Schengen and Dublin Agreements concluded with Switzerland).

This course focuses on both the institutional aspects (including in particular competences and procedure for the adoption, revision and cancellation of treaties on the side of the EU; interpretation and management of the treaty; dispute resolution) and the substantive content (with a particular focus on economic integration and the EU’s internal market) of association treaties concluded by the EU.
The course begins with a number of introductory sessions (including also an exercise session) that are intended to provide general basic knowledge. This is then followed by sessions in which the students present topics of their choice and particular interest.

Lernziele: Students deepen their knowledge on European Union law acquired on the Bachelor level, using the particular focus of external relations law and, more specifically, association regimes between the European Union and third countries. They are able to understand und work with treaties concluded by the European Union with third countries.

Empfohlene Literatur und Materialien:
- Any academic literature on EU external relations law;
- A list of literature will be provided in the introductory meeting.

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: Basic knowlegde of EU law, both of institutional matters and substance

Angebotsmuster: Jedes 2. Herbstsem.

Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung: Oral presentation by the students (depending on the size of the class, this may be done in groups) plus, following the presentation, a written version of the same (10 to maximum 15 pages).

Kreditpunkte: 6 KP

Leistungsüberprüfung: Vorlesungsprüfung

An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung: Belegen via MOnA innerhalb der Belegfrist

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch

Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung: MONA plus mail Sebastian Meyer (sebastian.meyer@unibas.ch)