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The Italian Constitutional Court Self-Presents a Question of Constitutional Legitimacy and Challenges the Legal Framework on the Surname Attribution

—Giacomo Giorgini Pignatiello, PhD student in Comparative Public Law, University of Siena. In February 2019, the Italian Constitutional Court (hereinafter ICC) issued a rather unusual order self-presenting the question on the constitutional legitimacy of the domestic legislation which establishes that, when the consent of both parents is lacking, only the father’s surname gets attributed to

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Published on July 7, 2021
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Petersen on the use of social sciences in constitutional adjudication

In I·CON’s latest issue, Niels Petersen discusses the role of empirical assumptions in constitutional adjudication, and evaluates different strategies for using social science evidence. We have made this article freely available to I·CONnect readers, and we invite you to join the discussion of this important topic. Click on the title to access the full-text paper: Niels Petersen,

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Published on June 19, 2013
Author:          Filed under: Analysis, Editorials