Marriage, pluralism and human rights in Europe

Principal investigator

Prof. Mateusz Stępień – Department of Sociology of Law, Jagiellonian University

mateusz.stepien@uj.edu.pl

http://www.ksp.wpia.uj.edu.pl/mateusz-stepien

Co-investigators

Anna Juzaszek, PhD candidate – Department of Sociology of Law & Doctoral School in the Social Sciences, Jagiellonian University (coordinator)

http://www.ksp.wpia.uj.edu.pl/anna-juzaszek

 

Amal Yousef Omar Alqawasmi, PhD candidate in Law and Pluralism. School of Law, The University of Milano-Bicocca. PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence, The University of Jordan

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0571-1878

 

Ewa Górska, PhD – Future Law Lab, Jagiellonian University

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ewa-Gorska-5

 

Jan Bazyli Klakla, PhD candidate – Center for Social and Economic Research

https://www.case-research.eu/en/jan-bazyli-klakla-101913

 

Francesca Miccoli, PhD candidate - NASP - Network for the Advancement in Social and Political Studies, University of Milan

https://www.nasp.eu/people/students/students-cohorts/miccoli-francesca.html

 

Prof. Annelies Moors – Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

https://www.uva.nl/en/profile/m/o/a.c.a.e.moors/a.c.a.e.moors.html 

https://sites.google.com/site/anneliesmoors/

 

Rehana Parveen, PhD - Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/law/parveen-rehana.aspx

 

Prof. Susan Rutten - Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/s.rutten

 

Prof. Yafa Shanneik – Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden

https://portal.research.lu.se/en/persons/yafa-shanneik

 

Federica Sona, PhD – Law & Anthropology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology & Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School

https://www.eth.mpg.de/sona

https://plsmw.law.harvard.edu/team-member/federica-sona/

 

Katarzyna Struzińska - Department of Sociology of Law, Jagiellonian University

http://www.ksp.wpia.uj.edu.pl/katarzyna-struzinska

 

Paulina Szydłowska-Klakla, PhD – Institute of Psychology, Pedagogical University of Krakow

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paulina-Szydlowska

 

Pol van de Wiel, PhD - Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/p70077840

 

Vanessa Vroon-Najem, PhD - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam

https://www.uva.nl/en/profile/v/r/v.e.vroon/v.e.vroon.html?cb

https://religionresearch.org/musmar2014/researchers/vanessa-vroon-najem/

 

David E Zammit, PhD - Department of Civil Law, University of Malta

https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/davidzammit

Research funding entity

Priority Research Area ‘Heritage’, Strategic Programme Excellence Initiative, Jagiellonian University

Summary of the project

The project aims to create a research group consisting of scientists from several European countries, who will work together on the issue of diversity of marriages and marriage-like relationships with its connections to human rights and various kinds of pluralism in Europe from the perspective of the interactions between law, society, and culture.

 

The main research questions facing the group are:

  1. How social, religious, and cultural pluralism in Europe influences marriage and other relationship designs?
  2. What are the dangers and positive aspects of the pluralism of relationship designs in the context of European human rights?
  3. What is and should be the legal response to the pluralism of relationship designs in Europe?

 

The topic which will be studied by the group considers:

  1. the reactions of the European states to the emergence of more diverse relationship designs in increasingly pluralistic societies from the perspective of human rights;
  2. the developments in the legal sphere concerning relationship types not recognized by state authorities;
  3. the marital situation of immigrants and refugees in European countries, such as Germany, Malta and Spain;
  4. Muslim religious norms regarding marriages.

 

During the project, the research group will meet at regular online seminars and take part in a special workshop. The main effect of the project will be the preparation of a collection of articles published in a recognized publishing house.