Fundamental law and its underlying concept of the human being - a comparison between European Union and the Islamic Republic of Iran



In this research project, we will explore and compare the concepts of the human being that underlie European and Iranian fundamental law. To do this, we will look at the following “hard” material:
- Main Treaties of the European Union
- Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
- European Convention of Human Rights
- Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran
- Iranian sharia law
Additionally, we will also look at the “soft” cultural, religious and ideological backgrounds these legal documents are embedded in (Iran: Islamic Anthropology in the Quran and tradition; Europe: Secularity, enlightenment, Christianity). These backgrounds provide essential information for correctly interpreting the legal documents and their underlying concepts of the human being. The backgrounds will be considered in the project by the participation of relevant experts from legal studies, sociology, religious studies, theology, sociology, philosophy, etc.
The analysis of this material will be guided by the theoretical framework provided by Zichy 2017 (Menschenbilder. Eine Grundlegung, München/Freiburg).
KurztitelThe concept of the human being in Europe and Iran
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/10/1830/09/20

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