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Aspects of Ensuring Human Dignity

Maryna Mikulina1, Viktor Mikulin2 & Mykola Pogrebytskyi3

The relevance of the study of human dignity as a projection of wholeness stems from the fact that it serves as a fundamental principle of many modern constitutions and defines the wholeness of human existence. The main purpose of the study is to explore the concept of human dignity by uncovering the fundamental elements of the principle, and to examine the implementation of the human dignity principle and its protection. To achieve the objectives and goals of the study, a number of methodological approaches were used: theoretical methodological approach, functional methodological approach, logical analysis, legal hermeneutics method, etc. The study revealed and uncovered that human dignity is based on natural human rights. Furthermore, the personal non-property rights of the individual were uncovered as they are the basis of the constitutional order. Equally importantly, the concept of “human dignity” was characterised by revealing its basic elements of functioning.

Keywords: Natural human rights, jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, universal values, right to dignity, remedial mechanism.