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030466 SE Comparative Law, Culture and Religion (2016S)

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

Register at rrk@univie.ac.at until April 12th
Lecturer: visiting professor Shimon Shetreet


Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 12.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4.OG
Monday 02.05. 16:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM41 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Tuesday 03.05. 15:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Wednesday 04.05. 15:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Friday 06.05. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will examine contemporary issues of comparative law culture and religion .The course will offer an analysis of the legal and constitutional aspects of comparative law, including religion and culture in modern society. Among other issues the course will deal with : Building a culture of peace and meeting the challenge of climate change; Constitutionalization of Legal Systems; Relations between International Law and National Law; Human Rights and National Security; The Judiciary and Democracy. The course will also deal with a comparative analysis of the models of the interrelations between church and state (total separation; no separation; theocratic state; secular state ) and the protection of individual right for religious freedom under the various models of state and church relationship analysis: The Challenge of Equality in Multicultural Society; Protection of Religious Liberty; The Voucher system in the US and the Establishment Clause; Role of Religious Custom in Days of Rest; Resolving Inter-Church and Intra-Church Disputes; Relations between Israel and the Holy See – Judaism and the Catholic Church; Religious Symbols in Public Space; and Ritual Slaughter of Animals. If time allows we shall also discuss contemporary issues such as: The Justice System as an Essential Foundation of Trade and Economy; The Relations between Top Courts.

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Class participation, oral presentation and written paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment of classroom participation, oral presentation and paper.

Examination topics

Reading list

A detailed reading list and further material will be available on the Moodle platform for individual download

Association in the course directory

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