As Jeremy Waldron has rightly observed, defining dignity raises many difficulties, perhaps due to the fact that the phrase "human dignity" is too vague to be of any foundational use.
It follows that the moral dimension of dignity cannot be altogether separated from the legal one, of the same notion.
Human dignity is best understood as a specific species of dignity that denotes the objective value inherent to all humans.
Our Constitutional Court has refrained from specifically defining human dignity, but the meaning of human dignity has gradually crystallised through the Constitutional Court's jurisprudence, as entailing the following inter-related components:
This paper demonstrates the historical and legal development of the notion of human dignity arguing that some aspects of the concept attained universal acceptance.
While the universal dimension of dignity generally refers to the intrinsic worth of all human beings, the culturally relative dimension relates to the external aspects of behavior.
In the administration field, research has been conducted mainly on the perspective of dignity in organizations, especially the type connected to dignity at work.
In a sequence of research directed to market demands, competition, productivity, and dignity, there are studies that focus on respect for the dignity of the employee and on loyalty and productivity (Shahinpoor & Matt, 2006); the balance between respect for human rights and performance, for a humanized, competitive, and successful organization (Morkhiber, 2001); and the matter of dignity, competitiveness, and performance (Auerbach, 1988).
First is about supporting those ideas that promote immediate dignity
for vulnerable Queenslanders.
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proposes a middle path between uncritical use and complete dismissal of "dignity
talk" by offering an enriched multidimensional model of human dignity
, identifying four distinct dimensions of dignity
--existential, cognitive-affective, behavioral, and social--and distinguishing between the realized and potential dignity
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Global Dignity
Country Chair for Sri Lanka who was appointed by the Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.
Part I sets out the methodological and substantive dimensions of Waldron's project to cast contemporary dignity
in terms of legal status.
The inclusion of human dignity
among the factors that agencies are