Montag, 30. Mai 2016, 18:30 - 19:30 iCal

Why is Religion so special for the Law?

Is it really?

Seminarraum 1
Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1010 Wien


In this lecture, Vanja Savic deals with the special position of religion in the legal systems of the world. Starting from the dramatic “Multani Case” (Canada) which caused lively debate around the world, the level of protection religion and religious expression as a human right should have will be discussed. Here, the complex issue of clashes between different human rights (e.g. security vs. religious freedom). A second example will be the regulation of public order and morals trough constitutional law. Vanja Savic will demonstrate how various different religious communities engaged in an initiative in order to secure a traditional position of family in the Croatian referendum case on marriage. Here, the public order and morals were negotiated in legal terms. Drawing on empirical examples, this lecture aims to discuss the particular relation of religion and law in different regions of the world.

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Forschungsplattform Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society


Astrid Mattes
Institut für Politikwissenschaft/ Forschungsgruppe IN:EX