The Concept of Human Dignity in German and Kenyan Constitutional Law

Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 4 (1):43-73 (2012)
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Abstract

This paper is a historical, legal and philosophical analysis of the concept of human dignity in German and Kenyan constitutional law. We base our analysis on decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, in particular its take on life imprisonment and its 2006 decision concerning the shooting of hijacked airplanes, and on a close reading of the Constitution of Kenya. We also present a dialogue between us in which we offer some critical remarks on the concept of human dignity in the two constitutions, each one of us from his own philosophical perspective.

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Rainer Ebert
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