Universität Wien FIND

030792 VO Legal Position of religious communities in Austria (2021S)

Zur Rechtsstellung der Religionsgemeinschaften in Österreich

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften


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


max. 50 participants
Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 15.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 22.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 12.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 19.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 26.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 03.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 10.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 17.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 31.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 07.06. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 14.06. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 21.06. 16:30 - 18:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The legal standing of religious communities in Austria will be axamined. Therefore a comparative analysis of the Concordate of 1933/34 and its additional agreements, the Federal Law on External Legal Relationships of the Protestant Church in Austria (Protestantengesetz 1961), the Federal Act on External Legal Relationships of the Greek-Oriental Church in Austria (Orthodoxengesetz 1967), the Act on External Legal Relationships of the Israelite Religious Society as amended in 2012 (Israelitengesetz in der Fassung von 2012) and the Act on External Legal Relationships of Islamic Religious Societies (Islamgesetz 2015) is necessary. Regarding for instance the legal standing of the Islamic religious Community in Austria this course is of importance as parallel regulations for other legally recognized religious communities will be examined.

Assessment and permitted materials

Final written sixty minute colloquium on 22nd June. Alternative dates for an oral colloquium will be available from the beginning of July onwards.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regardless of the lecture-Status active participation is very welcome but not compulsory.

Examination topics

Two documents that will be made available.

Reading list

The mentioned documents will contain a good number of references to printed literature and judicature.

Association in the course directory

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