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030520 KU Comparative Law Culture and Religion (2010S)

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

Vorbesprechung: 24.03.2010, 17.00 Uhr, im Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Religions- und Kulturrecht, Haus Schenkenstr., 4. OG., Zimmer von
Hr. Prof. Potz
26.5. und 2.6. jeweils von 16.30 - 19.30, 9.6.2010 von 14.30 - 16.30, Hörsaal Schenkenstraße 8, 4. OG
Zusatztermin: 27.5. 19 Uhr im Dachgeschoß des Juridicums

Guest Professor: Prof. Shimon Shetreet/University of Jerusalem

Näheres unter: http://law.huji.ac.il/eng/segel.asp?staff_id=15&cat=441


Language: English



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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 religion and culture in modern society. Among other issues the course will 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.

1. Multicultural society

a) The Role of the Judiciary in multi-cultural Society
b) The challenge of equality in multi-cultural Society

2. Church and State Models and Their Impact on Religious Liberty

a) Models of Church and State
b) State Funding of Religious Institutions
c) The Voucher System for Social Services in the US
d)Custom in a multi-cultural Society: Criminal and Public Law

3. Intercultural and intrachurch relations

a) Resolving disputes between churches and in holy places of a number of religions or different denominations
b) The relationships between the holy see and Israel in the context of the historical statements of the Vatican on the theological approach to Judaism
c) Religious symbols in public space and government institutions
d) Ritual slaughter of animals

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