The Dignity Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of South Africa: Cases and Materials, Volumes I & II

The Dignity Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of South Africa: Cases and Materials, Volumes I & II

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Overview

Since the Second World War, dignity has increasingly been recognized as an important moral and legal value. Although important examples of dignity-based arguments can be found in western European and North American case law and legal theory, the dignity jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of South African is widely considered to be the most sweeping in the world. In part, this is related to the unique provisions of the South African Constitution in areas such as socioeconomic rights and allowing dignity to be taken into the sphere of economic justice as well as that of human rights.

This book brings together the first sixteen years of constitutional jurisprudence addressing the meaning, role, and reach of dignity in the law of South Africa as a multiracial democracy. The case law is coupled with analysis from a range of selected contributors.

The book will therefore be a crucial source for anyone seeking to evaluate dignity, whether in law or in human life more broadly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823250080
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: Just Ideas
Pages: 1184
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.60(d)

About the Author

Drucilla Cornell is Professor of Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. She also teaches at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Stu Woolman is Professor & Elizabeth Bradley Chair of Ethics, Governance & Sustainable Development, University of the Witwatersrand; Academic Director, South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & International Law, Editor-in-Chief, Constitutional Law of South Africa.

Sam Fuller is a lawyer practicing in Cape Town.

Michael Bishop is Advocate of the High Court of South Africa; Managing Editor-in-Chief, Constitutional Law of South Africa.

Jason Brickhill is Member of the Johannesburg Bar; Counsel, Constitution Litigation Unit, Legal Resourses Centre.

Diana Dunbar is an independent editor in South Africa.

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