La libertà religiosa nella “teocrazia costituzionale” egiziana - by Roberta Cupertino

SOMMARIO: 1. Libertà religiosa nell’Islam e costituzionalismo: profili di criticità del caso egiziano - 2. L’interpretazione dei principi sciaraitici per via giurisprudenziale - 3. I nuovi risvolti costituzionali del diritto di libertà religiosa – 4. L’implementazione dei diritti tra Costituzioni e Corte Costituzionale.

ABSTRACT: The present work deals with the issue concerning the protection of the right to religious freedom in Egypt, on the basis of the fact that the Constitutions of this Country, following the Sadat era to the present day, while recognizing the essential elements of constitutionalism, attach to Sharia principles the rank of preeminent source of legislation. On the basis of this specificity, therefore, this work examines the relationship between Islamic culture and constitutionalism, focusing on a number of judgments of the Constitutional Court, known for having permitted a more liberal interpretation of the Sharia rules. Just the particular method used by constitutional judges in order to establish the principles of a religious nature that can not be violated by the legislature, in fact, offers starting points about the future, possible cohabitation, or contamination between the two cultures mentioned, with interesting implications on the subject of religious freedom.