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What happens if someone requests asylum in Vatican City?

Suppose someone were to enter Vatican City and request asylum. Vatican City is a highly unusual country and I’m not sure what would happen. Are they a party to any treaties that would require them to ...
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Why was Ağca tried and imprisoned in Italy?

Mehmet Ali Ağca tried to kill the pope in 1981 in Vatican City. For this, he was tried and convicted by an Italian court, and served time in an Italian prison. Why Italian? What did Italy have to do ...
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Does selling a sculpture based on a copyrighted painting violate that painting's copyright?

I am planning to sell a physical sculpture based on Michelangelo's Creation of Adam. There would be some additional features besides just the sculpture, but those are irrelevant for the purposes of ...
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Where to find the Vatican copyright law?

This article writes about the current copyright law in the Vatican City State. It claims there is a new law from March 19, 2011, no. CXXXII. Where can I find this law? According to this Vatican ...
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Criminal law in the Vatican State

According to the media a former ambassador from the Vatican to the Dominican Republic is being put on trial in the Vatican for being in possesion of child pornography. This makes me wonder how the ...