The growing presence of religion in the public sphere requires adequate instruments of governance. This journal aims at providing an updated and exhaustive picture of the evolution of the legal relationship between state and religion in Italy and abroad. The legal status of Islam and other religious communities living in Europe, marriage and family law, the place of religious symbols in the public space, State financing of religious communities, new religious movements are some of the topics discussed in the journal. Each year three numbers are published. The first contains scholarly analysis of Church-State relations; the second collects and comments the most important documents concerning State-Church relations in Italy and worldwide; the third collects and comments the most important decisions of the Italian and European courts, with particular attention to the European Court of Human Rights.
Editor in chief Silvio Ferrari (Università di Milano)Editorial boardRoberta Aluffi (Università di Torino), Romeo Astorri (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano), Salvatore Berlingò (Università per Stranieri Dante Alighieri), Raffaele Botta (Università di Firenze), Giuseppe Casuscelli (Università di Milano), Sara Domianello (Università di Messina), Silvio Ferrari (Università di Milano), Roberto Mazzola (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Cesare Mirabelli (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Vincenzo Pacillo (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Giovanni B. Varnier (Università di Genova).
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The journal is rated "A", by the Italian academic research evaluation agency (Anvur), for the following scientific areas:12 c2 (Diritto ecclesiastico e canonico).