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Advanced Introduction to Human Dignity and Law

James R. May Erin Daly

This thought-provoking introduction provides an incisive overview of dignity law, a field of law emerging in every region of the globe that touches all significant aspects of the human experience. Through an examination of the burgeoning case law in this area, James R. May and Erin Daly reveal a strong overlapping consensus surrounding the meaning of human dignity as a legal right and a fundamental value of nations large and small, and how this global jurisprudence is redefining the relationship between individuals and the state.


HB: 9781789901689
PB: 9781789901702
EISBN: 9781789901696


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Acclaim for Advanced Introduction to Human Dignity and Law:

‘This book offers a compelling introduction to human dignity, the organizing constitutional idea of the postwar era. Reaching beyond western religion, philosophy, and constitutional law, May and Daly expound an idea that is global in its reach and transformative in its ramifications. This book will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand what a legal order that lived up to the demands of human dignity might look like.’

– Jacob Weinrib, Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Canada