Features of Human Dignity in the Context of the Modern Philosophy of Law


  • Lilit KAZANCHIAN Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia




dignity, fundamental human rights and freedoms, subjective rights, democratic state, government, obligation, the legal status of the individual


The article explores the notion and peculiarities of the concept of “human dignity” in the modern democratic, legal state. In the given research the author implements holistic, systematical (methodical) analysis of content and distinguishing features of the dignity as the structural element of the concept “legal status of the individual”.

This study is also focusing on various approaches of well-known jurists on the essence, content and legislative consolidation of the dignity of the individual.

The author comes to a conclusion, that the dignity of a person, who is a subject of law, is ensured by the complex of subjective rights and freedoms assigned to him or her, which constitute the legal status of a person. In other words, the person is both a subject of law and of “dignity”. Therefore, the dignity of the person becomes, from a legal point of view, a complex interdisciplinary legal institute. Consequently, the whole mission of this legal institute is to fulfil the virtues of man in the relations of reality. Thus, the law becomes an effective mean of regulating the whole complex of public relations that expresses human dignity.



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Author Biography

Lilit KAZANCHIAN, Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

(PhD in Law) is the Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia. Her areas of interest include philosophy of law, the theory of state and law, human rights, constitutional and international law. Kazanchian is the author of 4 monographs, 2 handbooks and 40 articles. Recent publications: “Features of the Presumption of Innocence in the Context of Rulings of the European Court of Human Rights”, “Fundamentals of Parliamentary Law in the Republic of Armenia”, “Main Issues of the History of Armenian Law”.


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How to Cite

KAZANCHIAN, L. (2020). Features of Human Dignity in the Context of the Modern Philosophy of Law. WISDOM, 15(2), 147–152. https://doi.org/10.24234/wisdom.v15i2.358