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Since the Second World War, dignity has increasingly been recognized as an important moral and legal value. Although important examples of dignity-based arguments can be found in western European and North American case law and legal theory, the dignity jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of South African is widely considered to be the most sweeping in the world. This book brings together the first sixteen years of constitutional jurisprudence addressing the meaning, role, and reach of dignity in the law of South Africa as a multiracial democracy.
Drucilla Cornell is Professor in Political Science, Women's Studies and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University, a professor extraordinaire at the University of Pretoria, and a visiting lecturer at Bikbeck College, University of London.
Stu Woolman is Professor & Elizabeth Bradley Chair of Ethics, Governance & Sustainable Development University of the Witwatersrand; Academic Director, South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & International Law, Editor-in-Chief, Constitutional Law of South Africa.
Sam Fuller is a lawyer practicing in Cape Town.
Jason Brickhill is Member of the Johannesburg Bar; Counsel, Constitution Litigation Unit, Legal Resourses Centre.
Michael Bishop is Advocate of the High Court of South Africa; Managing Editor-in-Chief, Constitutional Law of South Africa.
Diana Dunbar is an independent editor in South Africa.