Damanhur e il lavoro senz’anima. Il lavoro prestato dai “damanhur” in favore della Comunità è pratica devozionale o lavoro subordinato?

The Italian legal system presumes that any kind of work activity performed be renumerated, but it does not exclude the possibility that some work activities are carried out for reasons of “affection or benevolence”. Those who claim for an exception based on the atypical nature of the employment relationship must…

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Fenomenologia del sacro e filogenesi del soggetto di diritto. Sui sentieri antropologico-culturali della capacità giuridica

This essay analyzes the genetic paths of Western legal subjectivity within the semantic spectrum of legal capacity. In turn, the historical transfigurations of legal capacity are traced by probing their phylogenetic connections—as it were—with the phenomenology of the sacred. To this end, the investigation unfolds through three basic articulations: a)…

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Il ritmo giuridico delle processioni religiose. Riflessioni critiche a margine di una recente e ancipite sentenza in materia di turbatio sacrorum (Cass. pen., III, 2242/2022)

Article 405 of Italian Criminal Code penalizes the volunteer disruption or prevention of religious services, ceremonies or practices performed by a religious minister in a place of worship or in a public open place open to the public. The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation, with an innovative ruling, qualified as…

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Multisensorialità, Religione, Diritto. Nuove frontiere di valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale ravennate

Starting from an examination of the political-theological meanings of Ravenna mosaics, in the light of that fruitful liaison between faith and art that embellishes the texture of some significant magisterial pronouncements, this contribution will first examine art. 6 of the Urbani Code, highlighting how the use of modern digital tools…

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“Sumer, la tua giusta sapienza, in cui gli dèi furono generati, è inattingibile come il cielo”. Il millennio sumerico: l’invenzione della scrittura e la seconda demiurgia

Since the beginning of its history, Mesopotamia has been a multilingual (bilingual from a literary point of view) and multicultural land. Despite its long life as well as the several linguistic and cultural differences swarming inside it, the Mesopotamian civilization was made homogeneous by the persistence of its writing system…

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Note celestiali. La libertà religiosa sul pentagramma: istruzioni per l’uso e diritto d’autore

Music is a powerful ‘symbolon’ that unites people. It is also a vehicle for the transmission of religious cultures and traditions. Among the arts music, more than other creative forms, allows people to express their religiosity. It is the ultimate instrument for connecting with God, for manifesting one’s religious belonging,…

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Futile Otherness: Religion and Culture vs. Futile Motives in Criminal Law

Within Italian criminal law, the category of motive entitled motivi futili, or futile motives, is used as an evaluation standard in determining an increase in the severity of a penalty for a crime committed, not unlike the designation ‘aggravated’ in common law systems. An application of the penalty means that…

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The right to access to essential goods and the sub-Saharan Africa’s courts: A comparative outlook

The paper is aimed at outlining some trends in the legal enforcement of the right to access to essential goods in sub-Saharan Africa, through the analysis of some judicial decisions issued during the early stage of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The analysis is framed within the assessment of some general evolutions…

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