The birth of the Vatican (Stato della Città delVaticano) as it is today is linked to a formal act of recognition by Italy in the typical forms of international law. It is contained in the Lateran Pact dated 11 Feb. 1929.2 This treaty put an end to the “Roman problem” which had arisen during the Italian Risorgimento (wars of unity and independence) following the annexation of the old Papal States and finally the annex…
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International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert.
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