A Primer for Dignity Rights

International Juriste, Forthcoming

6 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2018

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Erin Daly

Widener University Delaware Law School

James May

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: September 20, 2018

Abstract

Human dignity refers to the inherent humanness of each member of the human family. It recognizes and reflects the equal worth of each person and attaches to each person equally, regardless of gender, race, social or political status, talents, merit, or any other differentiator. It is not an attribute or an interest to be protected or advanced, like liberty or equality or a house or free speech, but exists anywhere there is a person, or perhaps two, whether or not it is named or recognized in law. It is what makes us all human, and what confirms the equal worth of human beings.

Keywords: dignity rights, human dignity

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Daly, Erin and May, James, A Primer for Dignity Rights (September 20, 2018). International Juriste, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3252694

Erin Daly (Contact Author)

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James May

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

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