GI/0045 - ISTITUZIONI RELIGIOSE E DIRITTO EUROPEO
Academic Year 2021/2022
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DAVID DURISOTTO (Tit.)
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The course aims to provide the student:
A) Knowledge and understanding: the student will acquire knowledge and ability to understand the legal framework of religious phenomenon in European States.
B) Applying knowledge and understanding: the student will be able to master interactions between international and domestic law concerning religious phenomenon.
C) Making judgments: the student will be able to independently evaluate and argue possible legal solutions to the main issues related to religious phenomenon, linked to the European State systems.
D) Communication skills: the student will be able to communicate acquired legal skills and his or her opinions on issues addressed, including through the preparation of reports on the issues discussed.
E) Learning skills: the student will be able to integrate his or her knowledge through regulatory and jurisprudential updates for professional or research activity.
Knowledge of Private Law and Constitutional Law are essential for the final exam.
The course analyses the normative and jurisprudential solutions adopted by European countries in relation to the religious phenomenon. The most problematic issues:
1. System of relations between State and Religious Confessions and Non-denominational Philosophical Organisations.
2. Religious and Conscience Freedom.
3. Multiculturalism and religious symbols in State systems.
4. Religious Freedom and and labor relations.
5. Religious teachings in european countries.
6. Religious marriage and family affairs.
7. Funding of Religious Confessions.
8. Hints on Protection of religious freedom in the Council of Europe and the European Union.
The course consists of 48 hours, distributed as follows:
- 40 hours dedicated to lectures
- 8 hours of seminars / exercises dedicated to thematic analysis
Didactic method encourages student interaction, including through the elaboration of specific topics, the analysis of judgments.
Lessons will be held both in presence and streaming. At the beginning of the semester students can opt, with binding choice, for one of the two modes. Seminars and exercises may be carried out through forms of interaction using available computer supports.
Verification of learning
Attending students evaluation will be based on an intermediate test on a part of the program carried out during the course. Student’s final evaluation includes an oral exam on the remaining parts of the program.
Non-attending students evaluation will be based on an oral test covering all course “Contents” (cfr. related item).
The highest possible grade is 30\30.
To pass the exam, obtaining a grade of no less than 18/30, the student must demonstrate
1) adequate knowledge (from sufficient to very good) of course content
2) independent judgment in evaluating the institutions and cases being discussed
3) ability to use legally appropriate language
Active participation in lectures and seminars by students who attend class will taken into account
A score of 30/30 with honors corresponds to a excellent overall evaluation of the examination.
A. LICASTRO, Il Diritto statale delle religioni nei paesi dell'Unione europea. Lineamenti di comparazione, II edizione, Giappichelli, Torino, 2017
D. DURISOTTO, Libertà religiosa individuale. Contenuti e problematiche, in R. BENIGNI (a cura di), Diritto e religione in Italia. Principi e temi, RomaTrE-Press, Roma, 2021, (pagg. 57-96). Text is freely downloadable at the following link:
During the course students will be updated on the didactic support material used(documents, case law, scientific).