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

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Young, Stephen;
(2017)

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 worlds smallest sovereign nation, a discussion of the complex nature of the Vatica... View more
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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.

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