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Human Dignity in International Law


Part of ASIL Studies in International Legal Theory

  • Date Published: November 2021
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781316517628

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  • Over the past two centuries, the concept of human dignity has moved from the fringes to the centre of the international legal system. This book is the first detailed historical, theoretical and legal investigation of human dignity as a normative value, the intellectual sources that shaped its legal recognition, and the main legal instruments used to give it expression in international law. Ginevra Le Moli addresses the broad historical and philosophical developments relating to the legal expression of dignity and the doctrinal geography of human dignity in international law, with a focus on international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law. The book fills a major lacuna in the literature by providing a comprehensive account of dignity within international law that draws on an extensive documentary and archival basis and a vast body of decisions of international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies.

    • The first single-authored comprehensive account of the place of human dignity in international law
    • Surveys the legal expression of human dignity across the entirety of international law
    • Reviews the vast body of documentary and archival sources from different epochs and areas of international law
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2021
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781316517628
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Analytical framework
    2. Two circles of dignity
    3. Three constitutive stages
    4. Human dignity in international humanitarian law
    5. Human dignity in human rights law
    6. Human dignity in international criminal law
    7. Bridging narratives: Human dignity and the transformation of international law.

  • Author

    Ginevra Le Moli, Universiteit Leiden
    Ginevra Le Moli is Assistant Professor of International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, and a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance (C-EENRG), University of Cambridge.

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