Master of International and Comperative Law (Thesis) (in Turkish)

MA in International and Comperative Law (in Turkish)

The needs for specialist lawyers is higher  than ever because of rapid developments in social, cultural, economic and technological fields in Turkey and new legal problems in the globalized world. Ibn Haldun University which is established as a social science research university to respond to the above needs, aims to educate scientists and practitioners who specialize in international private and public law. The program should interest those who have a deep understanding of legal methods, identify problems properly and have an interdisciplinary perspective which are needed to solve  problems, comment legal texts with their accumulation, bring new proposals and take into account the developments in the World and present original opinions. First of all, International and Comparative Law Master Program uses/has its own effective teaching methodology and it is also opened to train qualified lawyers who abstain from memorization, think and reason, correctly identify encountered legal problems and produce quick and objective solutions by means of the concept of notion of law and using legal terminology properly, with great oral presentation skills.

Program Coordinator:

Associate Professor Ömer Çınar

Objectives of The Program:

The program includes both theoretical courses in the field of basic law and practical courses in specialist areas. Students who are entitled to get diploma and graduate from this program will increase knowledge and skills in the areas  listed below:

  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Labour and Social Security Law
  • Private International Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Public International Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law

Who Should Participate?

Experienced managers in public and private sector who want to enhance their legal knowledge and improve themselvesThe program basically aims to introduce

  • Lawyers, judges and prosecutors who have experience in specialist areas and want to move their experience forward
  • University graduates who majored in any area and are seeking a career in the public or private sector
  • Individuals who want to pursue an academic career

1st Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
HUK 501 Research Methods 3 0 3 8
HUK … Elective 3 0 3 8
HUK … Elective 3 0 3 8
HUK … Elective 3 0 3 8
HUK 595 Seminar 0 0 0 8
Total 12 40
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
HUK … Elective 3 0 3 8
HUK … Elective 3 0 3 8
HUK … Elective 3 0 3 8
Total 9 24
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
HUK 599 Dissertation 3 0 0 30
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
HUK 599 Dissertation 3 0 0 30
Total 0 30
Grand Total 21 124
COMPULSORY COURSES
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
HUK 501 Research Methods 3 0 3 8
HUK 500 Seminar 0 0 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES
Fall Term
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
HUK 503 European Human Rights Law I 3 0 3 8
HUK 505 Birleşmiş Milletler Sisteminde İnsan Haklarının Korunması -I- 3 0 3 8
HUK 507 International Organizations I 3 0 3 8
HUK 509 International Criminal Law under the Rome Statute I 3 0 3 8
HUK 511 International Labour Law I 3 0 3 8
HUK 513 Consumer Law in European Union Legislation I 3 0 3 8
HUK 515 Uluslararası Ticaret Hukuku -I- 3 0 3 8
HUK 517 Copyright Law Of The European Union I 3 0 3 8
HUK 519 Uluslararası Ticari Tahkim Hukuku -I- 3 0 3 8
HUK 523 Basic Principles of Air Law 3 0 3 8
Spring Term
HUK 504 European Human Rights Law II 3 0 3 8
HUK 506 Birleşmiş Milletler Sisteminde İnsan Haklarının Korunması -II- 3 0 3 8
HUK 508 International Organizations II 3 0 3 8
HUK 510 International Criminal Law under the Rome Statute II 3 0 3 8
HUK 512 International Labour Law II 3 0 3 8
HUK 514 Consumer Law in European Union Legislation II 3 0 3 8
HUK 516 Uluslararası Ticaret Hukuku -II- 3 0 3 8
HUK 518 Copyright Law Of The European Union II 3 0 3 8
HUK 520 Uluslararası Ticari Tahkim Hukuku -II- 3 0 3 8

Research Methods

This course is organized around the research process where students learn how to formulate a research question and define a research problem, decide upon a research design, assess data collection methods, define a sampling frame, determine types of data analyses, interpret data appropriately, and prepare a research report. Further, students gain an understanding of the importance of research in the development of communication strategies and an examination of specific methods used for communication research. Each section will focus on a different method, including focus groups and in-depth interviewing, polling and content analysis, survey research, and online research.

European Human Rights Law I-II

This course, which will begin with a discussion of the historical development of human rights, will also touch on contemporary debates on human rights.  The universal and local protection systems of human rights will be referred, but the main theme of the course will be Human Rights Law in Europe.  This context, in particular,will be guided by the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the ECHR .

Consumer Law in European Union Legislation I-II

The Council of the European Union has adopted a number of directives for the protection of consumers. All of these directives have been transposed into EU member states’ internal laws. Many legal arrangements have been made in our country to harmonize this issue with the EU. For this purpose, the Law on the Protection of Consumers has been enacted and various regulations have been issued for the enforcement of the Law.  This course, will examine the legal arrangements adopted by the EU for the protection of consumers, in comparison with Turkish law.

International Organizations I-II

The aim of the course is to be knowledgeable about international organizations’ structures, their place in the international system, their functions and their effects.This course will examine the emergence of international organizations and their role in current international relations and current globalization. IGO and NGOs, global and regional international organizations, UN, NATO, DB / IMF (twins), Mercosur, APEC and EU will be examined.

International Labour Law I-II

In this course, which is the specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) structure, that brings strategic goals and international labour standards will be examined. Particularly, it will focus on the international agreements Turkey is a party and other arrangements. Furthermore, a comparative study of the method in the framework of international institutions and rules intended to develop a perspective on basic business law.

Copyright Law Of The European Union I-II

The protection afforded to intellectual property under European Union law has an important place in the acquis communautaire. In this context, various directives and regulations on intellectual property rights are enforced in EU Law. Although our country is not an EU member, the customs regulations and the EU accession process are taken into account and these regulations affect our law. In this context, arrangements such as the “Information Society Directive”, “Enforcement Directive” and the Enforcement Directive, as well as the decisions of the Community Court on these arrangements, are examined in comparison with Turkish intellectual property law.

International Criminal Law under the Rome Statute, I-II

This course examines the Concept of International Criminal Law and the crimes involving foreign elements, international judicial assistance depending on the cross-border crimes, the fight against international guilt, ad hoc international criminal courts, international criminal courts and International Criminal Court, the classification of International Crimes and prosecution of international crimes.

Basic Principles of Air Law

In this course, the formation of the air law, the historical development process and the current point will be discussed. After that, the main sources of air law and the international and national characteristics of these sources will be examined. Considering the international and national aspects of air law, the relationship between the international conventions and the national civil aviation legislation of the countries will be ascertained. Thus, in the context of international law, the basic principles determined by the conventions related to air law will be examined and in the context of comparative law, civil aviation legislation of foreign states will be compared within the scope of the basic principles of air law.

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