By Jacob Weinrib

In an age of constitutional revolutions and reforms, concept and perform are relocating in contrary instructions. As a question of constitutional perform, human dignity has emerged in jurisdictions worldwide because the organizing inspiration of a groundbreaking paradigm. by way of reconfiguring constitutional norms, institutional constructions and felony doctrines, this paradigm transforms human dignity from a trifling ethical declare right into a criminal norm that individuals have status to vindicate. As a question of constitutional conception, even if, human dignity is still an enigmatic notion. a few explicate its that means in abstraction from constitutional perform, whereas others confine themselves to much less exalted principles. the result's a chasm that separates constitutional perform from a concept able to justifying its concepts and guiding its operation. via expounding the relationship among human dignity and the constitutional practices that justify themselves in its gentle, Jacob Weinrib brings the idea and perform of constitutional legislations again together.

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