n South African Law Journal - Human Dignity: Lodestar for Equality in South Africa, Laurie Ackermann : book review

Volume 130, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



That dignity may have been put to a variety of uses in philosophy and theology should not obscure the fact that it has been inextricably connected with the idea of rights in general and constitutionalism in particular. It appears in the opening provisions of the German Basic Law, and it finds expression immediately in s 1 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 as well as in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to name but a few critical constitutional instruments.

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