Howard M. Friedman (LexBlog Italy)
European Court Upholds Custody Order Barring Father From Involving Daughter In Jehovah’s Witness Practices
In T.C. v. Italy, (ECHR, May 19, 2022), the European Court of Human Rights in a 5-2 Chamber Judgment upheld an Italian court’s order in a custody case in which an 8-year old’s mother who was a nominal Catholic, and who had the daughter enrolled in catechism classes, objected to the girl’s father involving her in...
New Website On Law, Religion and COVID-19
A new website– Religion, Law and COVID-19 Emergency has been created by a group of faculty at the University of Bari (Italy). Here is their description of the coverage they seek to include: The health emergency caused by the contagious virus Covid-19 is having many consequences also on religious rules – more broadly for the...
Third Muslim Circumcision Death In Italy
AP reported yesterday on the third death in Italy since December of infant or toddler boys circumcised at home by Muslim families. Apparently Muslim immigrants sometimes have difficulty accessing circumcision services in hospitals either because of the cost or because some Italian doctors refuse to perform the procedure on boys under 4 years of age.