Basic fields of research activity of the Law Institute UP SRC are international law with the emphasis on human rights law, employment and labour law with the social security system, and also civil and corpo-legal regulations and public law. The Institute is primarily focused on methodological and strategic development research especially concerned with comparative law. This is the basis for the production of knowledge and data that can be directly transferred to the education process on all levels and for different focus groups. Furthermore, the Institute devotes its attention to the formulation of professional opinions concerning legal issues for all the interested subscribers.
Professionals from various fields of law form the research unit of the Law Institute UP SRC and enable a versatile treatment of the researched law institutes, together with their position in the European and international law.
The programme of the Institute covers: the Institute’s involvement in Slovenian, European and international research projects; its cooperation with other Slovenian and foreign research organisations in economies; observing and following professional findings and achievements on the field of comparative law; systematic efforts for the development of Slovenian law science; professional help and support to the establishment of the International Law Faculty of the University of Primorska; generating a valuable knowledge base on law in other countries for a profound and holistic comparative law research; organising seminars and other educational events as well as similar research, scientific and pedagogical activities.
The researchers of the Law Institute UP SRC operate in one or more of the Institute’s four departments:
- The department for international law with the emphasis on human rights law is focused on studies of international public law, international neighbour law and cross-border co operations, human rights, minority protection, international organisations and integrations, diversity management, managing of the concept of public law and relations between international and national laws and of other relevant topics related to the above mentioned fields. Geographically, the emphasis is put on the Mediterranean, Central and South-East Europe.
- The department for employment and labour law with social security system is concentrated on the researches of labour law, public servants law and social security law related to social situations, relevant judicial practice, comparative law researches, and European and international government of the above mentioned fields. Some of the main purposes of the research are the formation of economically efficient, tolerable and socially just change suggestions to the valid law regulations and the rising of professional and public awareness of the legal challenges emerging on these fields of research.
- The department for civil and corporation regulations is dedicated to studying the variety of civil law relations and questions of economic status law, mainly from the perspective of economic law analysis, which offers a scientific methodological instrument for determining the efficiency of specific legal solutions through micro economy and benefit, cost and risk analysis.
The public law department is specialised in public sector law, status and employment law, and thus the legislative acts preparation drafts counselling (e.g. proposal drafts of legislative acts and sublegislative acts in public sector law; proposals of municipal acts (statutes, decrees) related to municipal legal organisation and public law persons in the commune’s foundation committee; status acts of public institutions; organisation and employment acts; and other internal general acts of institutions).