Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2018
Descripció:
Polítiques comunitàries de protecció dels consumidors. Contractes de consum. Condicions generals de la contractació i clàusules abusives. Legislació europea sobre contractes de consum.
Crèdits ECTS:
3

Grups

Grup A

Durada:
Semestral, 1r semestre
Professorat:
JORDI RIBOT IGUALADA
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Competències

  • CG1. Buscar i gestionar de manera adequada la informació jurídica relativa als diversos sectors de l'ordenament jurídic
  • CG2. Conèixer les tècniques informàtiques d'obtenció d'informació jurídica bàsica: bases de dades de legislació, jurisprudència i bibliografia.
  • CG3. Comprendre i avaluar críticament la informació jurídica relativa als diferents sectors de l'ordenament jurídic
  • CG4. Llegir i interpretar textos jurídics pertanyents a les diferents branques de l'ordenament jurídic
  • CG5. Redactar correctament textos jurídics.
  • CG6. Raonar i argumentar jurídicament en relació amb els diversos sectors de l'ordenament jurídic
  • CG7. Conèixer una llengua estrangera
  • CG8. Aprendre de manera autònoma
  • CG9. Treballar en equip
  • CG10. Desenvolupar i sostenir en públic un discurs jurídic
  • CG11. Comprendre les funcions socials del dret com a instrument de govern de les societats modernes
  • CE1. Avaluar els costos i la sostenibilitat de les propostes legislatives i de determinades solucions doctrinals i jurisprudencials

Continguts

1. INTRODUCTION TO EU CONSUMER LAW 1. What is “consumer law”? 2. Consumer protection as an EU policy. 2.1 Internal market and consumer protection. 2.2 Consumer policy and subsidiarity. 3. EU consumer policy and sources of law. 3.1 Regulations, directives and national consumer law. 3.2 Legal effects of directives. 4. Consumer rights. 4.1 Information.4.2 Education. 4.3 Association. 4.4 Protection of legitimate expectations. 4.5 Judicial protection and access to justice. 5. Consumer concepts. 5.1 Consumer standards. 5.2 “Consumer” as a legal concept.

2. MARKET CONDITIONS: FREE COMPETITION AND FAIR TRADING 1. Consumer protection and competition law 2. Unfair commercial practices. 2.1 Misleading practices. 2.2 Misleading advertising and comparative. 2.3 Aggressive commercial practices

3. FORMATION OF CONSUMER CONTRACTS 1. Information duties. 1.1 General information duties. 1.2 Specific information duties. 2. Offer. 2.1 Formal requirements. 2.2 Advertisements. 3.Acceptance. 4. Time and place of conclusion of contract. 5. Remedies against violation of formation requirements. 5.1 Avoidance. 5.2 Specific performance. 5.3 Damages. 6. Right of withdrawal. 6.1 Scope of application. 6.2 Exercise of withdrawal. 6.3 Effects of withdrawal.

4. UNFAIR TERMS IN CONSUMER CONTRACTS 1. Scope of application of EU consumer law. 2. Concept of unfairness. 2.1 Formal sense: transparency. 2.2 Substantive sense: abuse control. 3. Legal consequences of unfairness.

5. SALE OF CONSUMER GOODS 1. Scope of application of EU consumer law. 2. Conformity of consumer goods with the contract. 2.1 Requirements of conformity. 2.2 Time and presumption of lack of conformity. 3. Remedies for lack of conformity. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Repair and replacement. 3.3 Price reduction and rescission (termination). 3.4 Damages. 4. Commercial guarantees.

6. CONSUMER CREDIT 1. Scope of application of EU consumer law. 2. Protective instruments. 2.1 Information requirements. 2.2 Other substantive protection rules (“responsible lending”).

7. TRAVEL LAW 1. Uniform international law and secondary EU law. 2. Protection of transport users. 2.1 Air transport. 2.2 Rail transport. 2.3 Maritime transport. 2.4 Bus and coach transport. 3. Package travel. 4. Time sharing.

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Anàlisi / estudi de casos 15 20 35
Classes expositives 25 15 40
Total 40 35 75

Bibliografia

  • Norbert Reich, Hans-W. Micklitz, Peter Rott, Klaus Tonner, (2014). European Consumer Law (2). Cambridge: Intersentia.
  • Hans-W. Micklitz, Jules Stuyck and Evelyne Terryn (2010). Cases, Materials and Text on Consumer Law. Portland: Hart Publishing: Hart Publishing, . Catàleg
  • Christian Twigg-Flesner (2010). The Cambridge Companion to European Union Private Law. ambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. Catàleg

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Analysis of basic case law and EU legislation in certain areas of consumer contracts. Participation. Practical reasoning in case study. 15
Theoretical-practical explanations of the course materials. Minimum attendance: 80% of the classroom sessions. Synthesis assessment test > 5 85

Qualificació

The final test will consist of a written exam including a choice of three (3) short questions from among five (5) possible questions and one (1) longer question dealing with a topic of the syllabus. The test will assess the ability of students to connect concepts, to synthesise the main ideas emerging from the topics chosen and to master the special technical concepts of the subject.

Students who have successfully completed the learning activities included in the continued evaluation plan are not required to sit the final exam. The continued evaluation plan consists of a) a minimum of 80% attendance in scheduled classroom sessions, b) classroom preparation and discussion of basic case law and EU legislation and c) writing a brief essay (3 pages) analysing a suggested issue of basic case law or EU legislation (synthesis assessment test).

Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Any student who does not show up to take the final test as scheduled according to the official calendar of exams will be given a mark of “incomplete”. Students who have successfully completed the activities of continued evaluation plan are not required to take the final exam.

Observacions

Subject included in the ENGLISH PROGRAMME of the Faculty of Law. All learning activities and materials are in English. A minimum level of English and a certain familiarity with legal English are necessary to be able to follow the lessons and work with the materials properly.

Subject specifically aimed at students interested in consumer protection and in carrying out their activity as advisors to companies or non-governmental organisations.