Professor of law and religion - Università degli Studi di Milano.
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Université et pays de rattachement
Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy
Fonction actuelle
  • Ful time professor
Domaines d’enseignement
  • Law and religion
  • Canon law
Domaine de recherche
  • Law and religion
  • Church and State relations
  • Religious liberty
Thématique de recherche
  • Law and religion in Europe
  • The legal status of Muslim communities in the EU countries
Publications / contributions

Direction of journals and book series :

  • Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, Oxford Univ. Press, co-editor in chief.
  • Law and Religion book series, Ashgate, co-editor and coordinator.
  • Quaderni di diritto e politica ecclesiastica, Bologna, director.
  • Conscience et liberté, Berne, member of the Comité d’honneur.

Selected publications :

  • Handbook of Law and Religion, London, London, Routledge, 2015.
  • The Library of Essays on Law and Religion, Farnham, Ashgate, 2013, 4 vol. (co-edited with Rinaldo Cristofori).
  • Promoting Religious Freedom and Peace through Cross-Cultural Dialogue, Rome, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2013 (written together with Fabio Petito).
  • Constitution et religion, in Michel Troper – Dominique Chagnollaud, Traité international de droit constitutionnel. Suprématie de la Constitution, v. III, Paris, Dalloz, 2013, pp. 437-478.
  • The Strasbourg Court and Article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights. A Quantitative Analysis of the Case Law, in Jeroen Temperman (ed.), The Lautsi Papers: Multidisciplinary Reflections on Religious Symbols in the Public School Classroom, Leiden-Boston, Martinus Nijhoff, 2012, pp. 13-34.
  • Religion in Public Spaces. A European Perspective, Farnham, Ashgate, 2012 (edited together with Sabrina Pastorelli).
  • Proselytism and Human Rights, in J. Witte – F.S. Alexander (eds.), Christianity and Human Rights, Cambridge, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010, pp. 253-266
  • Islam in the European Union: What’s at Stake in the Future?, European Parliament, Study IP/B/CULT/IC/2006_061, May 2007, pp. 175 (co-editor).
  • Toledo Guiding Principles on Teaching about Religions and Beliefs in Public Schools, Odihr Advisory Council of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Warsaw, OSCE/ODIHR, 2007 (co-chair of the working group).
Thématique de recherche
  • « The Institutionalization of Islam in Europe »Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press, 2014, pp. 619-655, p.