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Criminal Law and Terrorism

Course Level

intermediate - advanced / 3rd - 4th year

Course Language


Course Classification

This is not a Themis course. However, it can still be taken by Themis students under the general course-selection rule that one of the courses can be chosen from the general course offer outside the Themis course program.

 Course Type and Contact Hours

Lecture and self-study course combined

The in-person part will be an intensive course with 8 class hours in one week.


2,5 (if course has been attended regularly and exam has been passed)


This course is being taught for the first time in the winter term 2022/23.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

Monday, 14 November 2022: 6.00 - 8.00 p.m. (room 1122, Boltzmannstr. 3)
Wednesday, 16 November 2022: 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. (room 1122, Boltzmannstr. 3)
Thursday, 17 November 2022: 8.00 - 10.00 a.m. (room 1122, Boltzmannstr. 3)
Friday, 18 November 2022: 8.00 - 10.00 a.m. (room 1122, Boltzmannstr. 3)

The academic quarter does not apply in this course. Each class session lasts 120 minutes.

Please note that you won't find this course in the course catalogue.

Course Description

During the lectures, students can gain an insight into the peculiarities of the Hungarian criminal law system. The general and the special part of criminal law dogmatics are analyzed. From the general part, we examine the peculiarities of the Hungarian system in summary. We analyze the most significant delicts among the special partial facts. These include, among others, the regulation of homicide, bodily harm, and abortion, as well as terrorism. We will analyze the issue of terrorism not only from the point of view of criminal law, but also from the point of view of criminology. We summarize who, when, where, how and why acts are being committed. Female and child assassins are emphasized during the course.

Learning Objectives

Students should understand and be able to identify rules, concepts and principles relating to the Hungarian criminal law and should be able to evaluate these rules, concepts and principles and apply them correctly.


Teaching will be realized in a combination of in-person instruction and reading assignments which need to be processed by the students independently.

Restricted Enrollment

yes (that means that the number of participants is limited and that you might not get a place in this course)

Course Registration

Please write an e-mail to the course instructor, Dr. Melania Nagy nagy.melania@ajk.pte.hu. The places in this course will be allocated according to the principle "first come, first served".

De-Registration from this Course

Please contact the course instructor, Dr. Melania Nagy nagy.melania@ajk.pte.hu and to the International Office at the Law School if you have to use this option.

Type of Exam

Students will write an essay.

Exam Period

Essays will be due a few weeks after the end of this course. The date will be announced in class.

Grade Release

Grades will be announced via e-mail.