New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The paper will consider the common claim that human rights are based on human dignity as a foundational value. I will make some criticisms of that idea, arguing instead that dignity is a status that comprises fundamental human rights rather than being a value that functions as a major premise of rights claims.

Date of Authorship for this Version

1-2013

Keywords

dignity, foundationalism, human rights, rights, status, UDHR