جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University

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Public Law
Duration: 24 Months (2 Years)
Degree Awarded: MSc
Student must complete 39 credit hours

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 27 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course aims at defining the International Criminal Law, its evolution, its relation to national criminal legislations. It also focuses on the International Criminal Court, its establishment, objectives and the law it applies, its sources and the judicial mechanisms.
3
The course sheds light on law constitutionality according to different legal systems whether previous audit of issuing laws through a constitutional council, subsequent audit by a normal judge who refuses to apply laws that violate the constitution or a specialized court with special focus on the methodology used in Palestine. It also tackles the constitutional court status and its role in law and political systems as well as the different control methodologies and its procedures with regards to law and regulations, in comparison with the various legal systems and procedures followed to audit.
3
The course discusses basics of the International Public Law with special focus on practical applications related to non-traditional sources in the International Law. It also discusses citizenship rights and responsibilities, international responsibility, peaceful and non-peaceful settlements of international disputes and the status in International Law of liberation movements. Moreover, the course offers an applied study in international treaties and conventions, including legal rules governing treaty law and eligibility for international states and organizations and liberation movements. It focuses specially on the Palestinian case with regards to all the above mentioned issues and the state of treaties in internal Palestinian laws, their requirements and the consequences of their termination.
3
This course aims to introduce the Administrative Law as it is a branch of the internal public law distinguishing it from other laws. It also introduces the establishment of administrative responsibility in the French system presenting some of the decisions taken by the Council of State of France, in addition to the content and nature of administrative responsibility and what distinguishes it from political responsibility. Moreover, it presents the separation of civil and administrative courts, how to resort to an administrative judge and evaluating the administrative situation in Palestine and some Arab countries that adopt a similar administrative system.
3
This course provides an in-depth study on criminal responsibility, will, knowledge, error, criminal intent, motive, perception, the criminal aspect of neglect, deepening knowledge of penal laws in terms of criminal law philosophy followed in Palestine, comparative law, studying criminal policy, and the self-control theory of crime and its elements. It also overviews the special punitive policy in some crimes and ways of developing the Palestinian law in light of new developments in this field.
3
This course deals with examining the penal procedures followed before Palestinian courts in accordance with the Palestinian Penal Procedure Law. It also focuses on dealing with problems of criminal procedures either through legislations or practical applications. In addition, the course touches upon the comparative procedural laws, especially with regards to arresting and trial of accused fugitive, and procedures for executing and challenging judgments.
412943 Research Methodology and Legal Drafting 3
6
Students must conduct a specialized thesis related to criminal law and criminal justice.

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 12 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This study addresses the basic principles and terms that make up the general budget law framework, finance supervision systems and how the budget is implemented on public expenditures. The course focuses on commercial companies.
3
This course deals with the most important comparative tax laws in Palestine and the world related to direct and indirect taxes and their analysis. It also tackles the application of tax laws and litigation procedures before the Palestinian tax courts.
3
This course sheds light on the definition of economic and emerging crimes which resulted from the development of contemporary legal systems. Economic crimes such as money laundering and cybercrimes are also discussed. In addition, the course focuses on the scope of economic crime, penal responsibility and economic crime penalties as well as studying the most important economic crimes in Palestinian laws.
3
In this course, students study the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit for the year 1992 and the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty which extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that commits state parties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, based on the scientific consensus that (part one) global warming is occurring and (part two) it is extremely likely that human-made CO2 emissions have predominantly caused it.
412932 Criminal Law and Gender 3
412933 Criminal Justice and its Obstacles 3
3
The course students study the Palestinian juvenile law, its characteristics, protected groups and the scope of this protection: a general focus on the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to juvenile justice and the criminal responsibility for juveniles (prosecution and trial procedures).
412935 Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Criminal Legislations 3
3
This course deals with the study of criminal research in terms of methods of proving criminal cases, controls followed in criminal research and investigation, mechanism for searching for criminal evidence, studying crime scene, how to deal with it, and the powers granted to police commissioners in the crime scene as well as how to deal with crime tools. The course also examines the role of forensic medicine in assisting the judiciary to detect crimes.
3
The course sheds light on the definition of corruption, its causes, the Anti-Corruption Commission, the designated Public Prosecution to counter corruption, the corruption court and its procedures, illegal profiteering, bribes, abuse of power, and embezzlement. This course also covers the suitability of the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Act in comparison with the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the investigation standards in corruption crimes (assets recovery, witness protection and the entities subject to the anti-corruption law). Also, it provides an analytical study on the law of the state audit and administrative control bureau, the financial and administrative corruption, the appeal process of the corruption cases. Moreover, this course examines the concept of financial disclosures, how to submit the disclosure, preserve it and the consequences of refraining from submitting it.
3
It deals with laws related to security such as the Police Law, the General Intelligence Law and the Security Forces Law, as well as crimes against the internal and external security of the state. The course also tackles the challenges facing these types of laws, crimes committed in the Palestinian society, and military justice.
3
This course tackles the principles of Legal Adjustment, which are of concern for both the lawyer and the judge, as well as the prosecutor. The course aims to enhance master's students' skills, and focuses on scientific and practical methods of Legal Adjustment principles
412941 Islamic Criminal Law 3
412942 Analysis and Interpretation of Criminal Justice 3
412944 Law , Occupation and Justice 3

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