European legal integration and human rights
Study-unit Code
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Silvia Angeletti
  • Silvia Angeletti
  • 54 ore - Silvia Angeletti
Course Regulation
Coorte 2022
Learning activities
Attività formative affini o integrative
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
English will be the language of teaching and examination.
This course will focus on the multifaceted interactions between secular law and religion in contemporary law systems. Classes will cover a broad range of topical issues, which include the concepts of secularism and religion, the principle patterns of regulation in a comparative perspective, protective measures and limits to freedom of religion or belief and judicial responses to conflicts between freedom of religion and other fundamental rights. The role of religions in the global agenda will also be investigated, particularly on the issues of sustainable developments, social justice and peace.
Reference texts
Information on books and learning material will be given during classes. Students not attending classes are invited to visit the online page: https://www.unipg.it/personale/silvia.angelettiand/or to contact the teacher in due time, in order to be given up-to-date information on learning resources. Documents and additional lecture materials (including slides) will be advised on Unistudium. Students are expected to check Unistudium to keep up-to-date with materials and learning resources throughout the course.

Educational objectives
Within the overall context of the Degree Course educational goals: adequate knowledge of the relationships between law and religion in international, European and national legal systems, in historical and comparative perspective.
Broad understanding of the main controversial issues between religion, law and society in contemporary, global perspective, through the application of competences and skills in analysis and assessment.
Communication skills, critical analysis competences, correct use of logic and language.

Suitable knowledge of English. Access is open to students from plural curricula, to whom no prerequisites are applied. Additional material shall be suggested by the teacher to make up for lack of knowledge of basic legal definitions.
Teaching methods
Term one. Lectures and slide presentations, at times with Italian or foreign speakers. Group works, seminars, case-law discussions in class. Students are expected to actively engage in class discussion and to participate in students’ individual or group presentations. Attendance is not compulsory but is highly recommended.

Other information
For any further information on the course activities, assessment and examination, please contact: silvia.angeletti@unipg.it
Office hours shall be online in Teams or in presence at the Law Department. To be updated: www.giurisprudenza.unipg.it/personale/silvia.angeletti
Learning verification modality
For both attending and non-attending students, the final evaluation will consist of an oral exam (questions and answers). Active participation in class and presentations will be considered for the purpose of the evaluation.
The exam will be based on the study of learning material that will be indicated by the teacher (please, contact: silvia.angeletti@unipg.it for further details), as well as on the study of the topics discussed in class and of the additional material advised on Unistudium. Students not attending classes are also invited to check the material advised on Unistudium.
Students enrolled in European Legal Integration and Human Rights (6 credits) may contact the teacher to be given a reduced examination program.
Students enrolled in the Philosophy Dept. are invited to see details of the program on the FISSUF webpage about the I Module in Law and Religion.
Students with disabilities may be given specific support upon request. Please, find more information on the webpage: https://www.unipg.it/disabilita-e-dsa

Extended program
Specific topics are subject to change:
Key concepts (religion, secularization)
Freedom of religion or belief
Comparative analysis of religion laws in Europe
Minority religions in global perspective
Religion in public spaces (dress code, symbols)
Religion in the public/private divide (non-discrimination, religion in the workplace)
Religion, family and the State
Best interests of the child and parents’ beliefs
Balancing FoRB and other rights: judicial responses to conflicts
Blasphemy and free speech
Religion, social integration and security
Religion and digital technology
Religion and sustainable development

Obiettivi Agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile
4, 5, 10, 16
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