The Age of Dignity: Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Europe by Catherine Dupré
Human dignity is one of the most significant and challenging concepts for contemporary human rights law in Europe.
The first foundational value of the EU and the first of its human rights, human dignity is also increasingly central to ECHR case law and yet it is little understood and often mistrusted. Catherine Dupré has addressed these issues in her latest monograph, The Age of Dignity: Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Europe, published by Hart/Bloomsbury in October 2015. The book provides the first in-depth study of the origins, development and judicial uses of human dignity from a comparative perspective in Europe. Drawing on materials in five languages, this monograph constructs an original theoretical framework for human dignity and argues for a new understanding of European constitutionalism as a form of humanism.
Date: 24 November 2015