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