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030443 KU Law and Religion from a Greek Perspective (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 12 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Additional classes:
Wednesday 22.04.2020, 09.00 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 17.30, Room 001(Prof. Somek), Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4th floor
Thursday 23.04.2020, 09.00 - 12.00, Hörsaal 2, Schenkenstraße 8-10, 5th floor

Monday 09.03. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG (Kickoff Class)
Monday 20.04. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 21.04. 09:00 - 12:30 Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Tuesday 21.04. 14:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims at:
  • Familiarising the students with the Greek legal order concerning the relationship between Church and the State
  • Highlighting the main issues concerning the protection of religious freedom in Greece
  • Discussing the issue of religious minorities, the protection non-believers
  • Deliberating on the issues posed by the European Islam
  • Finding the tensions between freedom of religion and of expression
  • Focusing on the penal treatment of blasphemy and hate speech
  • Analysing religious accommodation and exceptions from duties based on religious beliefs
  • The methods will include:
  • Presentation by the teacher
  • Reading of ECtHR case law
  • Presentations by the students
  • Discussions, deliberation
  • Assessment and permitted materials

  • Participation to the course (20%)
  • Written essay of 2000 words (30%) (in English or German)
  • Oral presentation of the essay (20%) (10-12 min, in English)
  • Written exam (30%)
  • [all material given in this course is permitted during the exam]
  • Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

    minimum requirement of presence 12 hours on Mo, Tue, Wed in order to secure the right to take part to essay presentation and exams
    >50% (concerning the other criteria)

    Examination topics

    subject material as presented in class

    Reading list

    specified on moodle

    Association in the course directory

    Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19