Euthanasia, Philosophy and the Law: A Jurist's View from Madrid Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2009

start page

  • 262

end page

  • 269


  • 3


  • 18

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0963-1801

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-2147


  • In societies with an established system of rights, human dignity occupies the vertex of the moral statute. Freedom and equality are specific derivations of that higher value. Taking freedom and equality seriously necessarily means articulating a system of rights that places at its apex the value that unifies both: human dignity.