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Human dignity, bioethics, and human rights  [cached]
Audrey Chapman
Amsterdam Law Forum , 2011,
Abstract: Commitment to human dignity is a widely shared value. Human dignity also serves as the grounding for human rights. In recent years, protection of human dignity has also emerged as a central criterion for the evaluation of controversial technologies, like cloning and embryonic stem cells. This article addresses the question as to whether human dignity is or could be a useful concept for bioethics and human rights. It begins with a discussion of the under-conceptualisation of human dignity. The next two sections identify the diversity in conceptual approaches to human dignity in bioethics and human rights. The following section considers some of the problems with using human dignity as an evaluative standard. The article then proposes initial developmental steps to enable the concept to be applied in a more precise and meaningful way, based on Martha Nussbauma€ s capabilities approach.
Human Dignity – Constitutional Principle of Fundamental Human Rights  [cached]
Lucian Pop
Sfera Politicii , 2011,
Abstract: As a constitutional principle of the human rights, the human dignity is a supreme value, a norm and a right, thus that the reconfiguration of protection standards of fundamental human rights is made by cohesion of the legal, social and moral dimensions of human dignity. With this article, the author argues that legal meaning, social meaning and moral meaning of human dignity, are centerpiece of protection of freedom under law.
Human dignity according to international instruments on human rights  [cached]
José Pablo Alzina de Aguilar
Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales , 2011,
Abstract: According to international instruments on human rights, the dignity of the human person is the foundation of human rights, and both human dignity and human rights are inherent to the human being, universal and inviolable. This understanding of human dignity is not a fruitless truism, but the solid foundation on which to build a world community under the rule of the new ius gentium: the International Law for Humankind. Moreover, it is the clue to answer many questions raised by the new world of globalization and of the exponential growth of international rules.Consequently, there is a need to a common doctrine on a notion of human dignity which will allow the implementation and adjudication of the aforementioned instruments, at the service of the human person and in conformity with the juridical conscience which they reflect. Philosophy of Law concepts which can be traced back to Aristotle provide that notion. According to these concepts, the demanding nature of “human dignity” sustains the notion of “legal personhood”, and both notions pertain to the realm of Law and Right, not of Morale and Values. Thus, human dignity and human rights are and must be, respectively, a basic principle and a necessary part of any Law system, including international law
Communication of Human Dignity - An approach on human rights  [PDF]
Nelu, Burcea
Scientia Moralitas International Journal , 2016, DOI: -
Abstract: In this article, I intend to study the subject of human dignity which could be seen trough the human rights point of view. When we look at the map of the world we could see that the topic of human dignity and religious freedom is really a current issue which must be on the agenda of the most powerful nations. There have been a lot of questions that we need to ask before we will take a deeply view at this matter. The questions which I am going to ask here is trying to put this topic in the context of contemporary as a remarkable requirement for the whole world. Could it be a real relationship between human dignity and religious freedom in the matter of meaning and practice? Which is currently the truth regarding the presence of human dignity in the world? How could human dignity be more real in the countries where there is no religious freedom for all citizens? Could one country be considered as a civilized one without a deep understanding and real implementation of religious liberty principles for all people? How the discrimination on a different group of people could affect all the nation and then all the world? Could human dignity become a concept made possible in the world trough the education of people? How could the economics contribute to a country in the process of establishing human dignity? Could this kind of education be managed by a government or by some administrative regions or by United Nations?
The Method For Human Rights and Democracy Education
Rü?tü YE??L
Journal of Kirsehir Education Faculty , 2004,
Abstract: Like in all other fields of education, it is also essential problem to select an appropriate method for human rights and democracy education. One of the most important factors influencing the method selection is the attribute of content. In this study, the methods which will be followed in human rights and the democracy education have been taken into consideration. Human rights and democracy are, first of all, two important concepts which address to the personality, culture and the mentality. Personality, culture and mentality, on the other hand, are shaped mostly by the environment and method that influence it. In order to train individuals who are respectful to the human rights and democratic members, it is necessary to create a democratic environment. Because individuals can acquire democratic value mostly through living and seeing.
The study of the basis of women's rights from the point of view of the legal system of Islam and the West (View from feminism to human dignity)
Mohammad Ali Badami , Mohammad Mehdi Badami
International Journal of Nations Research , 2018, DOI: -
Abstract: Among the issue most widely discussed in today's society and dialogue is the question of women's rights. women's rights are human rights issues that all different cultures or different societies are involved with this issue. According to the process of thinking about women's rights in society certainly, there will be different attitudes in this area between people, because people's awareness of the rights of women often pushes mind toward democracy of the human rather than masculinity or femininity. By examining this issue From the perspective of the legal system of Islam and the West, the legal basis for women's rights based on human dignity can be realized which Western human rights worldwide has now turned its attention to it, However before the appearance of human rights, Western society follows this attitude on the basis of thinking to the ideas of feminism . Now with this comparative comparison we will realize that from fourteen centuries ago Islam puts its attention to the basis of human dignity for women's rights.
Democracy, human rights and ethnic conflicts in the globalise world  [PDF]
Isakovi? Zlatko
Medjunarodni Problemi , 2002, DOI: 10.2298/medjp0204357i
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to elaborate relationships between democracy, human rights and ethnic conflicts in the globalised world. The first part is devoted to an analysis of the impacts of democracy and human rights on the ethnic conflicts, and second elaborates impacts of the conflicts on the democracy and human rights. Both parts are supposed to elaborate the topic within the context of globalised world. The main conclusion is that if a system cannot be qualified as democratic one and respectful for human rights, appears the complex dilemma what should and would come first developing democracy and/or respecting human rights or eliminating ethnic conflicts or preventing their escalations/deescalating them.
Hannah Arendt and Human Dignity: Theoretical Foundations and Constitutional Protection of Human Rights  [cached]
John Helis
Journal of Politics and Law , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/jpl.v1n3p73
Abstract: This article considers how Hannah Arendt’s understanding of human dignity comes to terms with two of the most significant controversies in contemporary human rights discourse, while also providing a sound basis for the application of the term. By focusing on the right to membership in a political community, Arendt’s understanding of human dignity realizes the importance of maintaining the tension in the dichotomy present in two controversies: universalism and cultural specificity; natural law and positive law. The practicality of Arendt’s approach will be demonstrated thought a review of a number of domestic and international human rights instruments with specific focus on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which thus far have failed to provide a universally accepted definition of the term.
LGBT: equally entitled to human rights and dignity
Anne C Richard
Forced Migration Review , 2013,
Abstract: Recognition that LGBT rights are universal rights is gaining ground.The trend, finally, is positive. But greater respect for LGBT rights andinclusion of LGBT people still is not a worldwide movement.
Human Rights, Religion and Democracy: The Refah Party Case  [PDF]
Kevin Boyle
Essex Human Rights Review , 2004,
Abstract: This article analyses the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Refah Partisi v. Turkey from 2003. The Refah Partisi political party was in power in Turkey when it was dissolved in 1998 by the decision of the Constitutional Court of Turkey for its alleged involvement in activities contrary to the principles of secularism. The European Court upheld this decision and found it compatible with the freedom of association guarantees under the European Convention on Human Rights. This article argues that the Court’s judgment in the Refah case was wrong, and that it proposes an unsatisfactory model of relations between religion and state. It is further critical of the Court’s decision on account of its incidental assessment of Islam, and its inappropriate critique of this religion where it should have promoted inter-cultural understanding instead. In the light of the Refah case, this article addresses the complex relationships of secularism and democracy, religion and democracy, and asks whether rights, or democracy, should come first. The article concludes with reminding the Court of its duty to protect the rights of secularists and religious believers alike, and emphasizes the importance of the Court’s applying a cautious and sensitive approach as a stronghold for human rights in multi-ethnic and multi-religious Europe.
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