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The Crucifix Rage: Supranational Constitutionalism Bumps Against the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 June 2010

Abstract

ECtHR in Lautsi v. Italy: Mandatory display of crucifix in public schools violates Convention – Secularism and semi-secularism in the Italian Constitution – Italian High Administrative Court: Display of crucifix affirms principle of secularism – Exclusionary effect of display – ECtHR, religious freedom and margin of appreciation: dark side of consensus – ECtHR finally veritably counter-majoritarian.

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Copyright © T.M.C. Asser Press and the Authors 2010

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