The Law on Religion in Member States in the EU (wykład) - 2017/2018

Course description
General information
Lecturer:Ks. dr hab. Piotr Stanisz prof. KUL
Organising unit:Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Europeistyki
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
ECTS code:00000-0200-0200WYK0000
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
Course objective:
C1. familiarize students with the legal terminology based on the ECHR
C2. skills: use of different sources of law and other documents, knowledge and analyzing of the case law of the ECHR
C3. skills:use the knowledge and understanding of relations between church and state in Europe
basic knowledge of European law and the system of the protection of human rights
Learning outcomes
K_W02 has knowledge of law on religion, its specificity, contemporary legal standards for the protection of the human rights
K_W06 understands the individual rights protected by the ECHR according to the right to freedom of conscience and religion
K_W07 knows the rules of functioning the EU, the organizational structures of religious institutions providing the dialogue with EU
K_W10 knows the techniques and methods of obtaining sources of European law on religion and jurisprudence
K_W09 has knowledge of trends on Polish foreign policy and the EU policy according to principles of the protection of freedom of thought, conscience and religion (especially art. 9 of ECHR)

K_U02 can use the theoretical knowledge of law on religion, knowledge of the of social, political and economic consequences of process of the protection of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
K_U03 can use the sources of EU law, knows the mechanisms of interpretation jurisprudence of the ECHR
K_U07 is able to prepare written works in order to understand legal terminology
K_U08 can use the specialized language of law on religion and communicate it clearly

K_K02 is able to work in a group and to create group work, can take responsibility for being the leader of the group
K_K03 can complement and improve the acquired knowledge
K_K04 is aware of a reliable and professional participating in civil initiatives on the subject of law on religion
Teaching method
Teaching method
verbal: lecture, discussion,
visual: presentations
practical: case study analysis, demonstrating legal problems and religious affairs, analyzing the jurisprudence of member states and ECHR
Course content description
Course content description:
Freedom to manifest religion
Religious discrimination
Models of Church – State relations
Legal personality of religious organizations
Financing (and taxation) of religious communities
Religious marriages
Property of religious communities
Criminal and civil protection of freedom of conscience and religious feelings
Conscientious objection
Status of clergy
A concordat as a form of regulating the relations between states and the Catholic Church
Consensual forms of regulating the relations between states and non-Catholic religious denominations
Churches and other religious denominations and the system of education
Churches and other religious denominations and family law
The activity of churches and other religious denominations in the public sphere
The dialogue of political institutions with religious communities and the prospects for the development of Church-State relations in Europe
Forms of assessment
Forms of assessment
Final written exam - 70% (test include multiple choice questions, true or false questions, blank questions and open-ended questions)
Active participation in classes - 20%
Attendance - 10%
Required reading list
Required reading list
Normana Doe, Law and Religion in Europe: A Comparative
Introduction, Oxford 2011
Robbers G. (ed.), State and Church in the European Union, Nomos Publishers, 2005.

Ferrari S., Cristofori R. (eds.), Law and Religion in the 21st Century. Relations between States and Religious Communities, Frank Cass Publishers, 2010.
Basdevant-Gaudemet B., Berlingo S. (eds.), The Financing of Religious Communities in the European Union, Peeters, 2009.
Friedner L. (ed.), Churches and Other Religious Organisations as Legal Persons, Peeters, 2007.
Puza R., Doe N. (eds.), Religion and Law in Dialogue: Covenantal and non-Covenantal Cooperation between State and Religion in Europe, Peeters, 2006.
Field of study: European Union Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 4
Number of ECTS credits: 3
Form of assessment: Examination