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Human dignity in context : explorations of a contested concept /
Dieter Grimm, Alexandra Kemmerer, Christoph Möllers (eds.).
edition
1st edition.
imprint
[Oxford] : Hart Publishing ; Baden-Baden : Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2018.
description
637 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1782256210, 9781782256212
format(s)
Book
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imprint
[Oxford] : Hart Publishing ; Baden-Baden : Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2018.
isbn
1782256210
9781782256212
contents note
Pt 1. Foundations -- pt. 2. Developments -- pt. 3. Variations --= Bibliography
general note
"David Dyzenhaus authored chapter: Dignity in administrative law : judicial deference in a culture of justification."
abstract
Human dignity is the key term that the Universal Declaration on Human Rights placed at the centre of legal discourse on a global level. The Universal Declaration inspired the subsequent use of dignity in domestic constitutional documents as well as in international and regional human rights texts. In 1949, Germany incorporated the concept of human dignity in its Basic law, placing it at the core of the constitutional document and this reference has probably become the most influential national constitutional reference to human dignity. Article 1 para. 1 of the Basic Law provides that '[t]he dignity of man is inviolable. To respect and to protect it shall be the duty of all public authority.' This book provides a contextual analysis of human dignity, exploring its legal and political implications and reflecting current debates on human dignity in multiple disciplinary fields. Following an introduction by the editors, the book is divided into three parts: foundations, developments, variations and rounded off with a conclusion by a distinguished comparative constitutionalist that puts the preceding discussions into perspective.--
catalogue key
11767946
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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