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En liten ond historia. Ras och rätt i Mussolinis Italien
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
2016 (Swedish)In: Arbetslinjer och långa linjer.: De lege 2016. Vänbok till Mats Kumlien / [ed] Marianne Dahlén & Rolf Nygren, Uppsala: Iustus , 2016, 1, 103-116 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A history of evil? Race and rights in Mussolini's Italy

Fascist race laws were introduced gradually in Italy. Between 1938 and 1942 race laws affected all areas of society. The (separate)  laws concerned primarily Jews and Africans in Eastern Africa. Also copyright law was affected, Jewish artists and writers lost copyright to their works. The legal profession loyally contirbuted to the creation, implementation and  interpretation of the race laws. This article examines how the legal profession handled the fascist laws by a study of the Italian scientific journal "Il Diritto di Autore" (which was and still is the principal legal scientific journal for copyright law) between 1930 and 1945. The formal and "legal-technical" character of the laws and the scientific articles helped make the laws more easily accepted by the general public in Italy. Is the loyalty of the lawyers a case of "the banality of evil"?

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Uppsala: Iustus , 2016, 1. 103-116 p.
De lege: årsbok / Juridiska fakulteten i Uppsala, ISSN 1102-3317
Keyword [en]
race laws, copyright law, profession, lawyers, Italy, fascism, Mussolini
Keyword [sv]
raslagar, upphovsrätt, profession, jurister, Italien, fascism, Mussolini
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Legal History and Sociology of Law
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-294955ISBN: 798-91-7678-967-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-294955DiVA: diva2:932030
Available from: 2016-05-31 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2016-05-31

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