Trust in the Law as Trust in the System. Drawing on the Example of Medicine and its Legal Regulation

Project leader: Prof. Gunnar Duttge, Center for Medical Law, Faculty of Law
Research Fellows: Derya Er, Eike Sven Fischer


As part of basic research of legal sciences, the subproject deals with the term "trust", drawing on the example of medicine and its fields of application. "Trust in the laws" is examined as a form of trust in the system. However, the law does not only have a trust-building but also a trust-threatening effect. Finding the appropriate degree of legal regulation (in the broader sense, i.e. through legislation, dispensation of justice, and executive acting) requires determination criteria, which are worked outwith the aid of a notional and methodical concept.