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Separating State from Church: Researching the Legal System of the Vatican City State

Stephen Young;
  • Published: 20 Jul 2017
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<p>Mr. Young and Ms. Shea discuss the unique situation of the Vatican City State in legal research. They provide an overview of the founding documents and the constitutional structure of the world's smallest sovereign nation, a discussion of the complex nature of the Vatican's international status, and a bibliographic essay covering the materials most likely to be available in law libraries in the United States.</p>
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5. Law of Papal Guarantees, Law No. 214, May 13, 1871, 31 Racc. Uff. 1014 (1892), reprintedin I SHERSTON BAKER, HALLECK'S INTERNATIONAL LAW 142 (3d ed. 1893).

12. A concordat is defined as "[a]n agreement between a government and a church, esp. the Roman Catholic Church." BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY 308 (8th ed. 2004). For the text of the 1984 Concordat, see RAWORTH, supra note 3, at 19.

13. JORRI DUURSMA, FRAGMENTATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF MICRO-STATES: SELFDETERMINATION AND STATEHOOD 395 (1996).

14. Id.

15. Constitutional Laws of the City of the Vatican (June 7, 1929), reprinted in 3 PEASLEE, supra note 3, at 677. The Italian text of the Constitutional Laws is at 21 ACTA APOSTOLICAE SEDIS SUPPLEMENTO I (1929). Although the six fundamental Laws were signed on June 7, 1929, they were promulgated one day later, June 8, 1929. CARDINALE, supra note 3, at 103.

16. Fundamental Law of the City of the Vatican (June 7, 1929), reprinted in 3 PEASLEE, supra note 3, at 677.

17. Law of the Sources of the Law (June 7, 1929), reprinted in id. at 679.

18. Law on the Rights of Citizenship and Sojourn (June 7, 1929), reprinted in id. at 687.

19. Law on Administrative Organization (June 7, 1929), reprinted in id. at 691.

20. Law on Economic, Commercial, and Professional Organization (June 7, 1929), reprinted in id. at 694.

21. Law of Public Security (June 7, 1929), reprinted in id. at 697.

22. The canon law code at the time of the Constitutional Laws was Codex luris Canonici, 9 ACTA APOSTOLICAE SEDIS 3 (1917), which was effective from 1917 to 1983. This was replaced by Codex Juris Canonici, 85 ACTA APOSTOLICAE SEDIS 1 (1983), effective Nov. 27, 1983.

23. Law of the Sources of the Law, supra note 17, at art. 1.

24. Id. at art. 3.

25. Id. at art. 4-20.

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publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2017

Separating State from Church: Researching the Legal System of the Vatican City State

Stephen Young;