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HUMAN DIGNITY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

dc.contributor.authorBotha, Henk
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-14T14:03:58Z
dc.date.available2018-05-14T14:03:58Z
dc.date.issued2009-02
dc.identifier.citationBotha, H. 2009. Human dignity in comparative perspective. Stellenbosch Law Review = Stellenbosch Regstydskrif 20(2):171-220.
dc.identifier.issn1996-2193 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1016-4359 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103998
dc.descriptionCITATION: Botha, H. 2009. Human dignity in comparative perspective. Stellenbosch Law Review = Stellenbosch Regstydskrif 20(2):171-220.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://journals.co.za/content/journal/ju_slr
dc.description.abstractThis article compares the role of human dignity in constitutional interpretation in Germany and South Africa. Both countries have embraced dignity as a direct response to a troubled and totalitarian past. Nowadays dignity features as a supreme value, an interpretive Leitmotiv, a justiciable right, an objective constitutional norm, and a guide to the resolution of value conflicts. There are, however, important differences in the way dignity has shaped these countries' constitutional jurisprudence. A study of the relevant similarities and differences provides an important occasion for critical reflection on the possibilities and limits of a dignity-based jurisprudence. The article concludes with tentative observations on the capacity of dignity to guide constitutional decision-making.en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherJuta Law Publishing
dc.subjectHuman dignityen_ZA
dc.titleHUMAN DIGNITY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVEen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderJuta Law Publishing


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