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„Cultural, Religious and Humanist Inheritance of Europe“ – Its Future Legal Relevance
„Cultural, Religious and Humanist Inheritance of Europe“ – Its Future Legal Relevance

Author(s): Alexander Balthasar
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Theology and Religion, Culture and social structure , Identity of Collectives
Published by: Právnická fakulta Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: Cultural; Religious; Humanist Inheritance; Reference to God; Transcendent Foundation; Laicism; Values; Common Good; Preamble; Scepticism; Checks and balances; Principle of Equal Treatment; Justice;

Summary/Abstract: By the Treaty of Lisbon, the “Masters of the Treaties” not only completed a catalogue of founding values (Article 2 TEU) but provided also an indication where from these values “have developed”, i.e. “from the cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe”. This contribution - originally presented at the Third Annual Conference of the Czech Association for European Studies Prague, 12. and 13. June 2014 - aims at analyzing the normative relevance and implications of this indication which might mean a considerable change of paradigm for secular Member States like Austria, Czech Republic or France.

  • Issue Year: 2/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 171-184
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English