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Public Law (in Turkish)

Why MA in Public Law in İbn Haldun University?

The changes in the economic, technological and cultural fields in our country have also affected the law, current legal issues related to public law which a part of law have emerged, it has become necessary to find legal solutions to these problems, and thus the training for professional lawyers has become very important.

Students who are accepted to the programme have privilege of being part of qualified lawyers receive consultancy from competent academicians assigned for each student, and are supported in scientific projects. Students who participate in events such as seminars, conferences, workshops and colloquia organised by the faculty have the opportunity to improve themselves.

Ibn Haldun University, as an international research university, offers outstanding opportunities to researchers with qualified academic staff, library which provides a great collection, extensive scholarship, and a global network.

In order to educate lawyers who are be experts in public law, play an active role in the improvement of legal science, have professional ethics, follow international developments, solve legal problems with equity, have the notion of law, use legal terminology properly, think and reason, have excellent oral presentation skills, a master's programme with thesis in Public Law was opened in the spring semester of the 2023-2024 academic year. Within the scope of the programme, courses will be opened in areas such as administrative law, criminal law, constitutional law, human rights law, legal history.

The language of the programme is Turkish. Course hours are between 09.00 a.m -17.00 p.m. Lecturers are specialist lawyers in their fields and they teach interactively by using technological facilities in a way that provides the benefit of the maximum extent to students. The programme consists of at least seven credit courses with a cumulative minimum total of twenty-one credits, a seminar course and a thesis study.

Graduates gain an LLM degree, specialise in the field of public law, improve their critical thinking, research, problem solving skills and write scientific works.

1. Semester
Course Code Course Name T U K ECTS
LAW 500 Seminer 3 0 0 6
LAW 501 Bilimsel Araştırma Teknikleri ve Yayın Etiği 3 0 3 8
LAW … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
LAW … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
Total Credit 9 30
2. Semester
Course Code Course Name T U K ECTS
LAW … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
LAW … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
LAW … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
LAW … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
Total Credit 12 32
3. Semester
Course Code Course Name T U K ECTS
LAW 599 Yüksek Lisans Tezi 0 0 0 30
Total Credit 0 30
4. Semester
Course Code Course Name T U K ECTS
LAW 599 Yüksek Lisans Tezi 0 0 0 30
Total Credit 0 30
Overall Total Credit 21 122
Course Code Course Name T U K ECTS
LAW 500 Seminer 3 0 0 6
LAW 501 Bilimsel Araştırma Teknikleri ve Yayın Etiği 3 0 3 8
Course Code Course Name T U K ECTS
LAW 502 Irkçılığa Dayalı Her Türlü Ayrımcılığın Yok Edilmesi Sözleşmesi ve Uygulanması 3 0 3 8
LAW 503 Uluslararası Hukukta Temel Belgeler 3 0 3 8
LAW 504 Avrupa İnsan Hakları Hukuku 3 0 3 8
LAW 505 Başkanlık Sistemlerinde Yürütmenin Düzenleyici İşlemleri 3 0 3 8
LAW 506 Ekonomik Kamu Hukuku 3 0 3 8
LAW 507 Spor Disiplin Hukuku 3 0 3 8
LAW 508 Suç Örgütleri 3 0 3 8
LAW 509 Ceza Hukukunda Uluslararası Adli İşbirliği 3 0 3 8
LAW 510 Devlet Kuramı 3 0 3 8
LAW 511 Mülkiyet Hakkının Kamu Hukukundan Doğan Sınırlamaları 3 0 3 8
LAW 512 Osmanlı Hukukunun Genel Yapısı ve İşleyişi 3 0 3 8
LAW 513 Tanzimat Sonrası Osmanlı Hukuku 3 0 3 8
LAW 514 Osmanlı Mevzuatının Yürürlüğü 3 0 3 8
LAW 515 Marka Hakkının Ceza Normları İle Korunması 3 0 3 8
To graduate from the Public Law (in Turkish) (Thesis) Master of Arts Program, 21 credits in total and 8 courses having 122 ECTS, which includes seven courses and one seminar course, must be taken. Two of these courses are compulsory, and six of them are elective.

Law 500 Seminar

With this course, students are provided a formation in which they can have different perspectives. In this process, students effectively contribute to the projects and articles write by lecturer.

Law 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics

To provide students with knowledge about methods and techniques of scientific research. In a study using Scientific Research Method, what should be done, how to proceed, how to identify the problem, how to determine the correct method for the research, how to develop the test materials, how to transfer the references, and how the results will be discussed and how to find the results. Analysis of various articles about the development of research methodology. Publication Ethics, Education and Ethics, Ethical Justification and Basics.

LAW 502 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and its Implementation

Within the scope of this course, rights such as the right to equal treatment before judicial bodies without racial discrimination, the right to security of person and protection by the State, the enjoyment civil and political rights, the right to nationality, the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the right to housing, the right to education are evaluated.

LAW 503 Basic Documents in International Law 

Within the scope of this course, international documents on human rights, especially the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, law of the sea, air and space law, diplomatic relations, environmental law and other important issues will be examined.

LAW 504 European Human Rights Law

The course will examine the historical development of human rights, contemporary debates on human rights and cultural relativism, universal and the human rights protection system locally and universally, the European Convention on Human Rights and and The Court’s jurisprudence  

LAW 505 Executive Regulatory Actions in Presidential Systems 

In this course, norms such as decrees issued by the president in countries governed by presidential system will be analysed comparatively. In Turkey, presidential decrees was introduced to the Turkish constitutional system with the amendments adopted in 2017. The place of these decrees in the hierarchy of norms, their implication and limits will also be the subject of this course.

LAW 506 Public Economic Law

Economic law is defined as the set of rules of various branches of law that apply to economic activity. Public economic law, on the other hand, is the set of rules related to the mandatory practices that occur in the economic field and enable the public power to show its presence directly or indirectly in the economic field. 

Within the scope of this course; the relationship between economy and law, the sources of public economic law, regulatory administrative acts, economic and public organisations, the public and legal framework of the economy, public activities and the competitive environment and state acts in the economic field and judicial controls in the economic field will be examined. In addition, different practices and reflections of the administration-economy relationship will be compared by examining international practice within the scope of globalisation and global governance concepts.

Law 507 Disciplinary Law in Sports

Disciplinary Law in sports is a branch of law that examines the legal rules regarding the functioning of sporting activities and sporting organisations, ensures the application of rules on the basis of equality, justice and impartiality and discipline and supervision in terms of sports ethics in terms of participants, spectators and other interested parties during sports activities. Within the scope of the course; international and national legislation that constitute sports law, ethical rules and disciplinary rules will be examined. In addition, international and national organisations, federations and boards that provide supervision of sports activities will be discussed. In addition, in the light of current examples, disciplinary and inspection practices carried out within the framework of sports activities will be examined and the functioning of the practice will be discussed and modelled.

LAW 508 Criminal Organisations

Within the scope of this course, the crime of establishing an organisation for the purpose of committing a crime regulated in Article 220 of the Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237, which has an important place in the practice of criminal law, will be examined in theoretical and practical aspects. In this course, the elements of the crime, its qualified forms, its special forms, its difference from other organisation crimes, etc. It is aimed to discuss the current developments related to criminal organisations by examining the case law of supreme court, the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

LAW 509 International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Law

In this course, cooperation tools such as extradition of criminals, judicial assistance, transfer of investigations and prosecutions, transfer of execution and transfer of the convict, which are regulated in the international judicial cooperation agreements to which Turkey is a party and the Law No. 6706 on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters, will be examined in theoretical and practical dimensions.

LAW 510 Theory of State

With a historical and theoretical perspective, the formation of states from the first state in Ancient Mesopotamia to the present day, their aims, elements, rights and obligations of people subject to states will be evaluated. In addition, other concepts related to the state such as power, legitimacy, democracy, sovereignty, rule of law and current problems related to the state will be discussed.

LAW 511 Public Law Limitations of Property Rights

Within the scope of this course; the limitation of the property right regulated in the Property Law section of the Turkish Civil Code arising from public law other than private law rules will be examined. In particular, the cases where the Constitutional Law and Administrative Law regulations interfere with the property right of the individual, zoning regulations, expropriation and its limits, disputes regarding the places that cannot be subject to private property in the Constitution and the relevant legislation will be examined.

LAW 512 General Structure and Produre of Ottoman Law

In this course, the general structure of classical period Ottoman law and the function of this structure will be discussed. In this context, firstly, the dual structure of Ottoman law, which can be divided into sharia and customary state law, will be examined, the tradition of codification in Ottoman law and the relationship between sharia and customary state law in terms of enforcement will be mentioned. In addition to this, the courts, divans and other judicial institutions, which are the mechanisms of the law, the understanding of the official sect and the relationship between fatwa and jurisdiction will also be analysed. Finally, it is planned to discuss the sources of knowledge and enforcement of Ottoman law. 

LAW 513 Ottoman Law in The Post-Tanzimat Era 

In this course, the effects of the Tanzimat period on the classical structure of Ottoman law and the changes in the legal field as a result of these effects will be discussed. In addition, the reasons that led to the legal movements in this period, the changes in the field of judicial organisation and the national and western codifications in this period will be examined.

Law 514 Law Enforcement of the Ottoman Empire

In this course, the enforcement of the Ottoman legislation, which was formed by the codification and regulations covering almost every field of law with the Tanzimat period, in the Ottoman Empire and afterwards will be examined. In this context, the preparation and entry into force of the basic codifications such as the Land Code, Mecelle-i Ahkâm-ı Adliyye and the Decree on Family Law, and western laws such as the Criminal and Commercial Codes will be discussed. Afterwards, the enforcement of these laws in the Republic of Turkey and other states that parted from Ottoman Empire will be analysed.

LAW 515 Protection of Trademark Rights in Penal Norms

In this course, Trademark Law, which is one of the most fundamental areas of Intellectual Property Law, will be examined in the context of Criminal Law. Within the scope of the course, the national legislation in force regarding trademark law will be analyzed comprehensively. In addition, trademark offence will be examined in the context of national and international law within the scope of criminal protection regulations regarding trademark right. In this context, the directive of the European Union on trademark law, trade mark law regulations in German and Swiss law will be discussed.