Sommario: 1. Introduzione - 2. La normativa precedente alla Legge n. VIII - 3. Il Titolo II della Legge n. VIII del 2013 - 4. I provvedimenti del 26 marzo 2019 - 5. Conclusioni.
The protection of minors in the Vatican legal system
ABSTRACT: In recent decades, the sensitivity of public opinion and governments on the subject has increased considerably, new and more restrictive rules have been issued all over the world regarding the protection of minors and the most vulnerable people. Even the Vatican City State has proceeded to integrate its own legal system integrating it with specific new crimes that now allow to offer complete protection of the victims. The contribution analyzes the rules in the penal code and those recently introduced in 2013 and 2019, trying to give an overview of the various measures taken.
SOMMARIO: 1. Premessa: lo Stato di diritto e alcuni suoi corollari - 2. La ‘rivoluzione clandestina’ conseguente al recente fenomeno dell’espansionismo giurisprudenziale - 3. La giurisprudenza italiana in materia giusfamiliare: un esempio eloquente di giurisprudenza creativa - 4. L’affidamento condiviso e il diritto alla bigenitorialità secondo i giudici italiani - 5. L’assegnazione e la perdita della casa coniugale secondo i giudici italiani - 6. L’affidamento dei minori a soggetti terzi e la responsabilità genitoriale secondo i giudici italiani - 7. Il mantenimento diretto secondo i giudici italiani - 8. L’ordine di distrazione di somme dovute da terzi a uno dei coniugi secondo i giudici italiani - 9. Conclusioni.
Legislation versus Case Law (with special regard to Family Law).
ABSTRACT: Starting from historical analysis of the knowledge of ‘Rechtstaat’, the following essay is dedicated to the evolution of domestic juridical system, particularly with reference to the attitude of the Italian courts towards legislation. That’s like attending a kind of ‘clandestine revolution’: case law does not seem anymore submitted to statutory legislation, but statutory rules are neglected and manipulated by judicial order. This is particularly clear in family law; that means that judges make law against legislation by the use of general clauses. This essay outlines the necessity of adherence to positive law as guarantee of certitude and defence against arbitrariness and judicial excess, contrary to the authors who claim that law-making is essential to the jurisdictional role.
SOMMARIO: 1. Il diritto Yolngu come “credenza religiosa” - 2. Tre xenonimi Yolngu dell’italiano ‘diritto’ - 2.1. ‘Rom’ - 2.2. ‘Madayin’ - 2.3. ‘Ngarra’ - 3. La “connessione” tra “diritto” e “religione” Yolngu: likan - 4. “Diritto” e “religione” Yolngu: una duplice correlazione.
“Law” and “religion” in Indigenous Australia
ABSTRACT: This work takes on the relationship between law and religion in Indigenous Australian societies, particularly focusing on Yolngu group (North-East Arnham Land). The essay aims to enlighten the nature of the “connection” between “legal” and “sacred” dimensions of Yolngu culture and cosmology, originally noted in several Australian judicial decisions and governamental reports. First, the essay undertakes a linguistic analysis of Yolngu terminology surrounding law, presenting three Yolngu terms translatable as “law” and discussing their meaning and bond with Yolngu sacred ancestors and ritual objects and ceremonies. Second, it explains the essence of the connection between law, sacred ancestors and ritual objects and ceremonies by presenting the Yolngu linguistic and conceptual category of “likan”. The article concludes that Yolngu law is a “sacred” one in at least a two-fold way: beacuse it was surrendered to humans by sacred ancestors; and since it arises from ritual objects and ceremonies.
Sommario: 1. Introduzione - 2. La dimensione della ‘non credenza’ e le direttive costituzionali - 3. Fenomeno ateistico collettivo, eguale libertà e pluralismo ideale - 4. Il libero esercizio della propaganda come strumento irrinunciabile di realizzazione della dimensione comunitaria della miscredenza.
Organized atheistic belief and free propagandistic communication of the ideal-spiritual orientations
ABSTRACT: With an its recent intervention, the Court of Cassation has clearly affirmed that the freedom of conscience of non-believers falls within the broader freedom, in religious matters, ensured by the articles 19 and 21 of the Constitutional Charter. A freedom to be understood also in the negative sense, having to exclude, within our system, any form of differentiation for the protection of the free, individual and collective, explanation both of religious faith and of atheism. In this order of ideas, any limits and prohibitions to the exercise of the right to propaganda of atheistic associations integrate the extremes of discrimination that are incompatible with the constitutional and supranational norms to guarantee the freedom of expression of thought, the ideal and confessional pluralism, the dignity of the human person and the neutrality of public authorities.
SOMMARIO: 1. Breve premessa – 2. Le rationes che hanno portato alla cristallizzazione di una normativa anti-corruzione e all’implementazione della Convenzione di Merida – 3. I principi fondamentali del nuovo Motu proprio – 4. La nozione di conflitto di interesse e strumenti “preventivi” – 5. Segue. Le cause di incompatibilità – 6. Le tipologie di procedure aggiudicatorie e documentazione – 7. L’esecuzione del contratto oggetto della procedura di aggiudicazione: risvolti civilistici – 8. La lotta alla corruzione – 9. I rimedi giurisdizionali previsti.
Conflicts of interest and corruption: scattered notes on the new regulatory framework envisaged by the Motu Proprio on “transparency, control and competition in the award procedures”
ABSTRACT: This contribution expresses the first notes on the fight against corruption, but even before the fight against conflicts of interest in the Vatican City State and the Holy See a few days after the adoption of the Apostolic Letter in the form of a Motu Proprio adopted by the Supreme Pope Francis for transparency, control and competition in award procedures. Far from wanting to be a decisive contribution, given the novelty of the discipline, surely the paper investigates the reasons that led to the adoption of such legislation, the founding principles that must permeate the entire discipline, the different types of award procedures and the “preventive” tools set as a “bulwark” of the fight against corruption and, even before, its so-called phase “prodromal”, represented by conflicts of interest. The contribution also focuses on the exquisitely civil aspects (good faith, correctness, exactness of the fulfillment) regarding the execution of the contract to be awarded and on the procedural aspects.
SOMMARIO: 1. I diritti fondamentali al tempo di pandemia - 2. Il “diritto al cibo” – 3. La normativa speciale anti-epidemica sulla libertà di movimento - 4. Diritti garantiti o libertà compresse?
The religion-oriented right to food during pandemic time
ABSTRACT: In this historical period, the epidemiological emergency has prompted governments, both local and national, to issue a series of measures aimed at tackling the pandemic, with the consequent and inevitable compression of citizens' fundamental freedoms, in particular those regarding movement and religious freedom, on the base of the predominant right to health. In relation to these rights, the problem arises regarding the purchase of religiously oriented food or particular foods for people suffering from certain diseases or allergies. Is it worth to compress, in pandemic times, the fundamental freedom in the name of the predominant right to health? The right to health and the right to food should be to guarantee to all citizens, therefore also to those suffering from particular pathologies or those professing specific religious faith in such a way they are not forced to eat “harmful or impure” food for their psychophysical health.
SOMMARIO: 1. Introduzione - 2. Premessa teorica: la funzione di orientamento sociale del diritto - 2.1. Chiarezza dei messaggi normativi (a monte) - 2.2. Chiarezza dei messaggi normativi (a valle) - 3. Accomodamenti ragionevoli nel diritto antidiscriminatorio dell’Unione europea - 3.1. Perché manca una disposizione sugli accomodamenti ragionevoli basati su tutti i fattori? - 3.2. Perché ampliare la norma sugli accomodamenti ragionevoli? - 4. Dalla norma inderogabile al diversity management - 5. Ripensare il diritto antidiscriminatorio e il diversity management in una prospettiva interculturale - 6. Considerazioni conclusive.
Reasonable Accommodation Based on Religion in Law and Diversity Management
ABSTRACT: The ban on discrimination against workers grounded on religion is a fundamental principle enshrined in the European Union’s primary legislation and anti-discrimination law. However, currently, there is no binding provision at this level of legislation which imposes on employers to adopt reasonable accommodation based on this category. Many scholars promote the adoption of this measure based on religion. Still, the recent jurisprudence of the Court of Justice does not seem encouraging in this sense. In light of this situation, the article aims to investigate the reasons underlying the limitations of the hard law provisions and the implications of the shift from the level of the mandatory norm to that of policy and diversity management in accommodating religious diversity at work, with particular regard to Muslim women working in the private sector. European institutions seem to delegate the law-related function of social orientation to policy and diversity management. Various critical issues emerge from this process of de-juridification, although diversity management generates some good practices, also within the so-called Diversity Charters. With the aim to support the implementation of reasonable religion-based accommodation, this article suggests rethinking the anti-discrimination law and diversity management from an intercultural perspective.
SOMMARIO: 1. Premessa - 2. Secolarizzazione e diritto canonico. - 3. Processo di secolarizzazione e Chiesa cattolica in Europa - 4. Il diritto canonico nell’età secolare: tendenze e sfide - 5. Modelli recenti di secolarizzazione del diritto canonico - 6. La codificazione - 7. Una Costituzione per la Chiesa: il progetto di Lex Ecclesiae Fundamentalis - 8. Il dibattito sui diritti fondamentali del fedele e la loro tutela - 9. Limiti del diritto canonico e suo rapporto con gli ordinamenti secolari - 10. Gli abusi sessuali del clero sui minori - 11. La gestione economica degli enti ecclesiastici - 12. Osservazioni conclusive.
Canon Law in the Secular Age
ABSTRACT: The essay deals with the relationship between the historical process of secularisation and the Roman Catholic Church’s Canon Law. After some preliminary remarks on the concept of secularisation related to Canon Law, it identifies and examines some recent examples or models of secularisation affecting the historical development of Canon Law: the Codification of Canon Law, the proposal of a canonical Constitution of the Church, and the debate concerning the fundamental Rights of the Christian Faithful. In the end, the author focuses on the limits of Canon Law and its relationship with secular legal systems in the current age.
SOMMARIO: 1. Prolegomena - 2. Princìpi ispiratori - 3. Gli organi giudiziari: a) il Tribunale e la Corte di Appello - 4. Segue: b) la Corte di Cassazione - 5. Gli avvocati - 6. L’organizzazione degli uffici giudiziari - 7. Annotazioni conclusive.
Considerations on the new judicial system of the Vatican City State
ABSTRACT: Law 16 March 2020 n. CCCLI upon the Vatican judiciary system is an important part of the reform process underway for twenty years, to adapt the Vatican State's legal system to the needs of the historical moment. The reform examined responds to the highest levels of protection required by the "fair trial" and to the need to harmonize the Vatican system with the norms contained in international conventions signed by the Holy See. The essay critically examines the fundamental points of the reform.
SOMMARIO: 1. Premessa - 2. La cronaca: come sono nati i protocolli - 3. Un metodo laico.
The "Protocols for the resumption of religious ceremonies": the first signal of a new season in the Italian ecclesiastical politics
ABSTRACT: In Italy the religions have signed with the Government some protocols for the resumption of religious ceremonies after the lockdown for the Covid-19 emergency. Those protocols are an important step in the way of an effective protection of religious freedom in a pluralistic society. The protocols inaugurate a new season in the relationships between the religions and the state in Italy.