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New report on Human Dignity

We have a new report on the protection of human dignity in national constitutional texts, available in the “Reports” section of the website under the “Rights” tab, or directly here. From what we can tell, the concept first appeared in the constitutions of Finland and Estonia in 1919 and spread rapidly after its adoption as

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Published on January 31, 2011
Author:          Filed under: dignity, hp, Tom Ginsburg
 
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Dignity, Death & the Depth of Comparative Engagement in the US

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Montana heard argument in Baxter v. State of Montana (Case No. DA 09-0051), an appeal by the state of Montana against a decision by a district court judge, Judge Dorothy McCarter, recognizing a right to physician assisted suicide under the Montana state constitution. (The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington v.

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Published on September 3, 2009
Author:          Filed under: courts, dignity, hp, right to die, United States