John Witte, Jr.: Sharia in the West? What Place for Faith-Based Familiy Laws in Western Democracies?


  • Date: Dec 4, 2014
  • Time: 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: John Witte, Jr.
  • Location: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
  • Room: Lecture hall of the MPI

On the occasion of the annual advisors meeting, the project The School of Salamanca. A Digital Source Collection and a Dictionary of Its Juridical-Political Language is inviting to an evening lecture given by John Witte, Jr. (Emory University, Atlanta/Georgia. In his lecture John Witte, Jr. analyses the current debate about the role a religiously founded law such as the Sharia takes in the legal systems of the Western world with a special focus on family law.

The lecture is held in English at the

Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte
Hansaallee 41
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Guests are welcome, registration is required:

Tel.: 069-78978161

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