• Helen Alvaré
  • Ryan T. Anderson
  • Ursula Cristina Basset
  • Paola Bernardini
  • Emanuele Bilotti
  • Mark Bonner
  • Teresa Collette
  • Robert Fastiggi
  • Carmen Domínguez Hidalgo
  • Maria Hildingsson
  • John Klink
  • Gudrun Kugler
  • Marguerite Peters
  • Grégor Puppnick
  • Elizabeth Schiltz
  • Marie Smith
  • Aleksander Stępkowski
  • Vincenzo Vitale

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March 9, 2015 – Foreign Language (Italian) – Filiazione, adozione e matrimonio Procreazione assistita eterologa

Con l’abrogazione del divieto di fecondazione eterologa ad opera del giudice delle leggi (C. cost., 10.6.2014, n. 162) l’interesse della persona ad avere per genitori coloro che sono tali biologicamente è ormai destinato a soccombere rispetto al diritto a essere genitori dei componenti di una coppia sterile. Ciò però soltanto laddove si tratti di «coppie […]

March 8, 2015 – A Child Needs a Champion: Guardian Ad Litem Representation for Prenatal Children

Mark H. Bonner and Jennifer A. Sheriff, A Child Needs a Champion: Guardian Ad Litem Representation for Prenatal Children, 19 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 511 (2013), ABSTRACT Prenatal children, a/k/a unborn children, are easy to victimize and hard to protect. U.S. laws provide some protection for them, but are weak when […]

December 3, 2014 – Foreign Language (Italian) Diritto Civile Contemporaneo

Il riconoscimento in Italia dei provvedimenti stranieri di “stepchild adoption” da parte del coniuge “same sex” del genitore biologico: il Tribunale per i Minorenni di Bologna solleva la questione di legittimità costituzionale degli artt. 35 e 36 della legge 184/1983 di Emanuele Bilotti Con ordinanza del 10 novembre 2014 il Tribunale per i Minorenni di […]

October 22, 2014 – Beyond the Expansion Framework: How Same Sex Marriage Changes the Institutional Meaning of Marriage and Heterosexual Men’s Conception of Marriage

This article critically argues that “same sex marriage” does not expand the benefits of traditional marriage to everyone; rather, it fundamentally changes the meaning of marriage by making gender (sex) optional. In so doing, the already tenuous connection between sexuality, marriage, and procreation is further weakened. In particular, the argument is made that marriage always served as […]

June 22, 2014 – Catholic Contributions and Critiques of Human Rights Law within European Institutions

This article examines European institutions and their developing policies from a Catholic perspective. It explores how different EU institutions work and are justified as “democratic.”  In particular, the article focuses on a dangerous development within EU institutions towards gender ideology, an essentially Marxist ideology. It also discusses non-negotiable principles that Catholic are bound in conscience to uphold, and how […]

April 23, 2014 – ECOSOC, The Kinsey Institute and Child Sexual Abuse

5 February 2015 – ICOLF International Expert Group Meeting on Equality and Non-discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Controversies

In February 2015, an International Expert Group Meeting of the International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family was held at Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida to discuss Equality and Non-discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Controversies, (Publication of the Acts of the proceedings are forthcoming).

November 12, 2013 – Upcoming Conference on the overreaching of regional and international human rights’ courts and special bodies

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 2-3 May in Rome, 2014 PURPOSE The aim of this conference is to study the activist tendencies of regional and international human rights’courts and committees. To this end, a conference will gather international and regional experts, lawyers and academics, in the field of international and regional human rights law with a […]

November 8, 2013 – How to Combat Modern Slavery at the Global Level

Friday, November 08, 2013 Expert Shares Insight into Possible Game-Plan Following Vatican Gathering Vatican City, November 08, 2013 ( Ann Schneible Efforts are underway to create a concrete plan to effectively tackle human trafficking following a Vatican workshop dedicated to putting an end to this global atrocity. The workshop, titled “Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern […]

October 5, 2013 – A Model Declaration on the Rights of the Family (PDF format)

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