FundamentalRights.it was born from an idea of Carlotta Latini and Aldo Andrea Cassi, or rather from the meeting of their respective scientific and educational experiences.
The PhD cycle based at the University of Camerino dedicated to Fundamental Rights, coordinated by Carlotta Latini, was an excellent training ground for studies and the development of research on fundamental rights. The research doctorate is in fact the place of choice in which new theories and studies are experimented.
The teaching of Legal Anthropology activated at the University of Brescia in 2015, strongly supported by Aldo Andrea Cassi, who is still the owner, in addition to encountering the growing lively interest of future jurists, has gradually become a laboratory of “Epistemological experimentation” in the analysis of intercultural approaches to the idea of ’Justice’ and to the aspiration of a ‘Law’ which is its historical implementation.
These two experiences found an encounter (sometimes becoming a ‘clash’, however it proved to be very fertile) on land as mined as it was necessary to cross. In fact, we believe that despite (or, on the contrary, precisely because) there is much talk of “fundamental rights” (or “human”, “inviolable”, “non-negotiable”, “natural” etc .: semantic focus is one of the fields of the challenge), a rigorous reflection is required in argumento.
Considerations that the journal intends to conduct intersecting research, skills, experiences and methodologies that are not homologated (within narrow and segmented “scientific-competitive” perimeters as the current bureaucratic matrix of the Italian University requires), but on the contrary characterized by epistemological interrelations harbingers of perspective openings.
We have in fact relied on historians, jurists, psychologists, philosophers, medical examiners, both at the level of the Scientific Committee and that of the authors invited to contribute, in the belief that the challenge of which, as Directors of the Journal, we are standard bearers (undeservedly and recklessly, but with authentic ethical and scientific conviction), requires a cultural paraphernalia characterized by a high scientific level and a multidimensional epistemological status.
The idea for the magazine matured during the first spread of the Covid-19 epidemic: during the experience of “great segregation” that our generation suffered, while the virus was spreading, it made sense to question the course, and also on the new course, which fundamental rights have had, in the awareness that the discussion on these rights touches naked nerves, complex and often angular issues (including, for example, the role of constitutions, the latitude of fundamental freedoms and of individual rights in the face of an essential protection of a “common good”) to be dealt with in the complex, unresolved relationship between authority and freedom.
The natural, ratione materiae, juridical vocation of the Journal is therefore accompanied by vocations (and sometimes pro-vocations) afferent to other fields of knowledge and research, diversi sed non adversi.