Study unit code    U006 2018

Level Study program or it's part Year Semester
1 4000 LAW 1 Summer

ECTS kredits 9

Hours - Lectures 50
Hours - Seminars 10
Hours - Work 21
Hours - e-Work 14
Hours - Individual Student's Work 175


Languages - lectures slovene
Languages - tutorial slovene

Familiarity with the constitutional bases of the legal system. 
Content (Syllabus outline)
Basic notions of criminal procedure law and criminal procedure: concept and role of criminal procedure law in legal system of a state, types of criminal procedures, bodies that take part in criminal procedure, sources and basic principles of criminal procedure law. Subjects in criminal procedure: public prosecutor, victim as prosecutor, private prosecutor, the defendant, police, attorneyship, forensic experts, witnesses, other subject in procedure. Objects in criminal procedure: pecuniary claim, preliminary questions, costs of criminal procedure. Procedural acts in criminal procedure: conduct of criminal procedure, decision-making, evidence adduction, evidence exclusion, measures of procedural constraint in criminal procedure giving emphasis to detention and measures for evidence assurance. Pre-trial procedure. Regular criminal procedure: investigation, accusation, trial, ordinary legal remedies. Abbreviated criminal procedure: particularities in comparison with regular procedure, procedure for punishment order. Extraordinary legal remedies: claim for protection of legality, renewal of procedure, claim for extraordinary reduction of penalty. Criminal procedure against juveniles. Special criminal procedures.  
• Z. Dežman, A. Erbežnik: Kazensko procesno pravo Republike Slovenije, GV Založba, Ljubljana 2003, • L. Selinšek: Izhodišča kazenskega postopka in postopka o prekrških, Revizor 11/2006, strani 75 – 104, • P. Gorkič, K. Šugman Stubbs: Praktikum za kazensko procesno pravo, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 2010. • Z. Dežman, Doktrina o varstvu človekovih pravic in metodologija kazenskega procesnega prava, Zbornik Pravne fakultete UM, leto 1, št. 1, Maribor, 2005. • K. Šugman Stubbs, P. Gorkič, Dokazovanje v kazenskem postopku, GV Založba, Ljubljana 2011. • K. Šugman Stubbs, Vrednotenje dokazov iz tujine v kazenskem postopku, Odvetnik leto 15 (2013), št. 2, str. 32-38. • Zakon o kazenskem postopku (veljavno besedilo).  
The objective of the course is to give students knowledge about both criminal procedure as social instrument for preventing from crime, and about mechanisms of human rights' protection in this procedure. Students will become acquainted with general notions and legal institutes of criminal procedure law. The stress is put to consistent respect of the principle of legality, professionalism and dignity of all participants in criminal procedure.  
Intendend learning outcomes - knowledge and understanding
Knowledge and Understanding: Upon the completion of the course, a student will: - be familiar with the role of criminal procedure law within the criminal law system of the state, - understand basic institutes of criminal procedure law, - be able to use and interpret criminal procedure law legislation.  
Intendend learning outcomes - transferable/key skills and other attributes'
Transferable/key skills and other attributes: - using accurate procedural law terminology in oral and written communication, - students will be familiar with the criminal proceedings at the first, second and third instance.  
Learning and teaching methods
• lectures, • seminar, • tutorial. Part of the tutorial is in a classroom while the rest is in the form of e-learning (e-tutorials may be given via video-conferencing or with the help of specially designed e-material in a virtual electronic learning environment).  

Assessment Weight (%)
Collaboration in lectures, tutorials and lab work 10  
Written examination 40  
Oral examination 50  
• participation in lectures and tutorials (a student is admitted to the written part of the examination provided he/she passed the tutorial obligations first), • written examination (a student is admitted to the oral part of the examination provided he/she passed the written test first), • oral examination.