Zugleich als Wahlveranstaltung für den Schwerpunktbereich 7, USP 3
Consumer policy is a core component of the European Union's strategy objective of improving the quality of life for all EU citizens. This class starts out with a ... Lesen Sie weiter
Consumer policy is a core component of the European Union's strategy objective of improving the quality of life for all EU citizens. This class starts out with a look at the history of consumer protection in the EU and the basis provided for consumer protection initiatives by the Treaty establishing the European Union. We then consider different Consumer Protection directives, i.e. those on unfair contract terms, doorstep selling, distance selling (including electronic commerce), sale of consumer goods and guarantees, injunctions. We will address both the efficacy of these directives as well as the pros and cons of a minimum versus a maximum harmonisation approach. Measures to protect consumers by way of conflict of laws and forum selection rules are examined, as well as other instruments of consumer protection, such as the Consumer Complaint Form, Legal Aid and the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters.
Lecture / 2 hrs per week
Prior registration for this course is not required.
There will be a written final examination.
The course will be held in every winter semester.