Comparative Government

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In s. 4(4) Human Rights Act 1998 it says that only certain courts can declare incompatibility of a statute with the human rights. Does that mean that one had to appeal to a higher court first if one wants to claim that a statute violates the Convention?
What are the differences between the US Supreme Court and the French Constitutional Council? and which articles to support this difference? I was thinking of Art.3 section 2 US and Art. 58 for france
The US Supreme Court is the court of highest instance in the US in all matters. It more or less assumed the judicial competence of constitutional review in Marbury v Madison. The French Constitutional Council is a quasi-judicial organ (its members are no judges) whose primary function is judicial review. However, judicial review in France and the US are really the opposites of each other. In the US, it's decentralised concrete ex-post review, in France it used to be only centralised abstract ex-ante review (Art. 61 French Constitution). More recently, France introduced centralised concrete ex-post review (Art. 61-1 French Constitution).
I created a quiz over US Government because quizzing myself helps me, and I'll share it here in case it's helpful for others, too. I hope to do this for all the governments, but for now, here is a link to the US only:
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great summary! on page 3 you confused info on GDR with the Federal Republic of Germany I think :))
How to study for CGL exam?
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France is a republic :)
Hey guys I was wondering if you had any idea of where I could look for the question “ May domestic human rights in the national systems under review be invoked in national courts and to what effect?” because I cannot find anything anywhere
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Are you in the ELS what’s app group ? Otherwise you can dm me on Facebook my name’s here aha
DM’d you on insta hope you don’t mind
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do you also have US summary?
Ill post them soon
I'm selling my "contract law: a comparative introduction" second edition book for 30€, my "constitution compared" book for 35€, and my Maastricht collection (I, II, iii, IV) for 75€. if you're interested, leave a comment please.
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Do we only need comparative public law of the Maastricht collection for the exam?
Hi can someone help me to understand the second question of assignment I? Do we need to rank US germany and France from highest degree of judicial involvement in the impeachment procedure to the lowest? Thank you guys
That's what I did, they don't seem to be clear when asking the questions.
are the videos covering the topics from lectures?
some of them, but they are on very specific topics, while the lectures give you a broader overview of the subjects
Guys do you know if we need to send our presentation to the tutor before or we just take our power point with us the day of the presentation ? Thank you
No need to send it to your tutor, just take it with you or have it on your email/cloud
with the Italian guy we gotta take it with us on a usb and not through e-mail or such because that takes too long
Does anyone know what is need to pass the exam? How to apply the knowledge gained in an exam situation and what’s expected from us? How are we supposed to study? Should it be something remotely similar to Intro to Law, cause memorising infos from chapters for each and every country doesn’t seem to be the right way.
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Thank you for the taking the time out of your day to answer the question. I just wanted to know if the Maastricht Collection is admissible in the examination session?
It must have been mentioned on the tutorials and lectures. Of course, yes, we have to take it to the CG and the CC exams.
How do you study for Comparative Government course? For me just reading the textbook and highlighting the Maastricht Collection is not enough to memorize everything that we need to know.
I personally take notes from the textbook and then I'm going to learn those before the exam. But highlighting and colour-coding the MC should be key
Is there an assignment that was given for Comparative Government? Because Student Portal says there is one but I cannot find it anywhere
My tutor said it was going to be out friday evening
Can anyone recommend me a system of highlighting and using sticky notes concerning the Maastricht Collection?
I personally put a sticky notes at the begging of each section ( (senate, Congress, president, Judicial power etc...)
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Make sure to note that I made an error: France is in week 3 and the UK week 4! Don’t study the wrong system !
Does anyone have a list of relevant Articles for US and Germany?
everything is actually relevant
Yes, everything is relevant, but keeping track of them is difficult. I didn’t know if someone had the good idea to keep a list (I didn’t) that they would be willing to share.
Add Chapter 3 Section 1.3 here (pp.74-77).
Gerrymandering isn't changing the borders of states; it changes the borders of the electoral districts. See the below picture for a clearer idea:
Hi, I hope everyone is happy with their resit results, but can someone tell me how I can request my exam scan? Thanks!
For anyone with objections. Send the coordinator an email. As can be seen in smei we were apparently incorrect but they still changed the answer. So the more people who send emails the more likely they will change the grading scheme
Am i the only one who found the last question of the resit exam unreasonable? I think the materials to answer the question was not clearly in the book or discussed in the tutorial (Update:There was a lecture on treaties, and furthermore all relevant constitutional documents in the Maastricht collection contain clauses re treaty making. In that respect the question simply asked for reproducing the relevant clauses and articles. (This is what he sent back))
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I’ll also send an email ?? Even if it was in a lecture that’s still too vague, come on a 10 point question that wasn’t even mentioned in the book?? Plus I remember when we first took the course they told us the lectures deviated from the course material so..
Did you also find that some of the answers did not really answer the questions
Do you guys know when exactly the resit is? Can’t find any dates...
Monday 8th April from 9 to 12 Mecc Expo Foyer :)
How do I differentiate what is important from what isn't while reading the source materials for the exams?
Hey guys, I want to evaluate my government exam however I cant find the model answers for the exam (17/12/2018). Does anyone have them? I would appreciate that.
Does anyone know how exactly the final mark for the course will be calculated ?
20% assignment 80% exam
For the ones who still struggle to figure out the German Bundestag election system ; here, it may help you. Explained in a very simple way.
How do you study for Human Rights?
I just uploaded a file with the information in the book about human rights. I think the best way is to go through the role of the ECHR, ECtHR, the EU charter, the relevant articles stated in the book, and then go on about answering the questions in the coursebook. When looking at jurisdictions focus on whether the country is monist or dualist. When looking at individual cases with regard to the ECHR, this is the criteria you should follow: o Before launching his case, the applicant must have first exhausted all domestic remedies (Art. 35(1) ECHR), meaning that he must have tried everything to seek a remedy domestically until the last instance of appeal. o He must then launch his case within six months of the final domestic decision of last instance. o He is only admissible in as far as he is still a victim (Art. 34 ECHR), meaning that once he has received satisfaction for his alleged suffering from domestic authorities, he will no longer be heard in Strasbourg on the merits. Usually I think they will not be able to rely on it, as the ECHR is a means of absolute last resort, and usually in the questions they will include a substantive or procedural limit, which will lead to the conclusion that the individual cannot make a point in Strasbourg. Also focus on the hierarchy of the ECHR, EU Charter of fundamental rights, the ICCPR and the ECJ. EU law is always supreme.
Anyone has a colour code for the Maastricht collection in government?
Orange - presidential competencies (when relevant) Pink - government & head of States competencies Green - Parliament (both chambers) competencies + elections Purple - Lawmaking process Blue - vertical separation of powers (decentralization, devolution, or federal/subunits competencies) Yellow - judical review & Human Rights Of course this is just a suggestion, you're free to organise your maastricht collection as you please!
Thank you!
This may be a ridiculous question but does anyone know the best way to study for the Comparative government exam? I dont really know how to start ...
Make comparative charts with the different jurisdictions next to each other about each topic
Does anybody know what "table annexed to the present Code" e.g. Article L 279 Code Civil means? Or where to find that
with regards to highlighting in the Maastricht collection for the exam, how are ppl doing it? Are u just highlighting with different Colour for each; judicial, legislative and executive, or what is best way to do it?
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Thxxx for this fill-in chart, it is sooo helpful!! It really helps with studying
Hey guys! Can anyone tell me how do we proceed with the presentations of comparative government. Do we all have to prepare each 1), 2), 3) presentation questions under german law for example ? Please reply as soon as possible..
You had to choose one question corresponding to a certain country. Let's say that you took question n°9 about the Human Rights Act of 1998, this means that you will present this question in tuto 4 (week 4 about UK)
Ok thank you !
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Can anyone suggest me a nice way of highlighting / color-coding my MC? I'm a complete dud when it comes to that type of organization so your help is of dire need :'(
I think the best way to highlight the text would simply be highlighting the things you feel would be important because most of the time you are correct. If you feel as if everything is important in a particular text, re-read it and highlight things you think could be asked in terms of "what is______" questions. Something I've experienced is that if you're trying to deepen your understanding of the knowledge, most likely you're doing more than is required which reflects poorly on the university, but shows that you still have a brain which is good :) Idk if this helps but its just my lowly opinion
Is answering in bullet-points acceptable for the exam?
I don't recommend doing that... However I would recommend mixing which means write most of the things in paragraphs but for some points you can write some bullet points
When is there exactly a parliamentary investiture ? isn't there one in the UK ?
When the Paliament elects the head of the executive itself As far as I remember this is only the case in Germany
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I would say that the European Council acts as a Upper Chamber, instead of comparing it with being the State’s Head
I think you are confused between the Council which is effectively the upper chamber and the European Council which is composed by heads of state and government which a kind of head of state
Completly true! Thanks
I think the person misunderstood the table in the book here. The book's table mentions whether EU law supremacy is "qualified" in the national systems, e.g. NL has no qualifications for EU law supremacy, thus the "No" in the book: EU law is supreme over national law in all EU member states!
Exept in FR, where the constitution is above EU law, and in DE, where the Basic Law catalogue of human rights is above EU law
Guys, What would you say about the difference in competence to legislate between a country such as Aruba compared to Scotland?
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The EU's upper chamber is (if anything) the european council... council of europe is a completely different organization
The upper chamber would be rather the Council of ministers (also called Council of the European Union). The European council is the one with the heads of state and government and has NO legislative functions
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I think I have a little crush on this table.
Hi everyone, I've made flashcards to work with on government. It's not all complete/correct yet but I will upload more as I go through. In the meantime, you are welcome to use them, here is the link
it's super helpful, thank you :)
hey, it might be a little off-topic, but i think this is the perfect place to ask: can anyone recommend a good paper that summarizes the political and economical consequences of the brexit? thank you for every answer.
This isn't an academic paper, but the vlog author is quite good at summarising
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Concerning the judicial review in France it is also ex post. It has basically both reviews.
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