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Dignity in a Legal Context: Dignity as an Absolute Right

Dieter Grimm

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter concentrates on dignity as a legal notion. Which difference does it make if a term like ‘dignity’ appears in a theological or a philosophical text or in a law? What happens when an ... More


The Vanishing Absolute and the Deconsecrated God: A Theological Reflection on Revelation, Law, and Human Dignity

Tina Beattie

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Drawing on Giorgio Agamben’s idea of homo sacer and on the Catholic natural law tradition, Beattie explores the paradoxes and tensions inherent in the Christian understanding of divine justice and ... More


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