Anyone whos in Maastricht and has passed his comparative gov exams with a good grade that would like to help me next week? ( I’ll pay of course)
I'm here to help
could you leave me your number so I can contact you on whatsapp
How can I study for this course to pass the resit? Can a person help me out?
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Hello, could you also send me the doc please! thank you in advance
Hi sorry for bothering tyou but could you please send it to me too? My email is Thank you in advance!!
If I start now, and what should I focus?
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based on the model answer, I have 8 no re-sit for me : ) gfu
Please, we don't do these vibes here.
Do we need to know EU case law? Which ones?
Costa ENEL and Van Gend & Loos
Thank you!!
would it be possible for the french pm to propose a bill that's "take it or leave it" as well as tie it to a confidence question?
Yes, Art. 49 - approval by default
Hi! Parliamentary investiture is officially only in Germany?
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In France PM is appointed by the President (Art. 8) and doesn’t require an explicit vote of confidence from NA. In NL however officially PM is appointed by the King/Queen but in practice( if we look at cabinet formation) Second Camber appoints a formature, who will become a PM and whose task is to form a cabinet. Formature is then appointed by King/Queen. So here (and also in UK) parliamentary investiture is hidden. Correct me please if I am wrong.
I really don't know :/
what's the difference between parliamentary investiture and ministerial accountability?
I struggle to understand treaty review in Netherlands. In the book there is a question: Would it be constitutional for a Dutch judge to examine whether the Treaty of Lisbon is computable with Article 1 Dutch Constitution? I obviously understand that Constitutional review is prohibited in Netherlands (Art. 120) but in the book it says that courts are able to check the compatibility of statutes with treaty provisions. I am a bit confused. Could you please help me understand?
I think they would rather examine whether Art. 1 of the constitution is compatible with the Treaty of Lisbon.
Has anyone solved the questions at the end of the book Constitutions Compared ?
Which volumes of the Maastricht collection do we need for the exam?
Comparative Public Law (Volume 2) and International and European Law (volume 1)
and volume III for contract as well
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France is a republic :)
Does it say it's not? Still, the PM is the head of government because the President is the Head of State
yes, second box says its a monarchy but there isn't any monarch
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Do you have the UK notes?
nope, not yet
Does anyone have notes from the tutorial on human rights?
Is there any consequences for skipping mandatory classes, like point deduction?
As far as I know none of the classes are mandatory. They say they are, but if you don't go they punish you by looking at you angrily. If you skip your presentation, you won't get the bonus point obviously but it's a bonus point, so theoretically you can still get a 10.
There won't be any point deduction. The worse thing that can happen to you is that your tutor asks you not to attend his/her tutorials anymore. Bear in mind that every tutor is different when it comes to attendance, some are very strict while some just don't care.
How do you guys study for comparative government?
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Your notes are amazing, are you also going to upload the other chapters for gov?
I will try to next week :) and thank you
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?
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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Ill be there in about 5min
l'm here
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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