The Underpinning Concept of 'Human Dignity'

Webster, Elaine (2021) The Underpinning Concept of 'Human Dignity'. Other. Scottish Government, Edinburgh. (

[thumbnail of Webster-AAP-2021-The-Underpinning-Concept-of-Human]
Text. Filename: Webster_AAP_2021_The_Underpinning_Concept_of_Human.pdf
Final Published Version
License: Open Government Licence (OGL) 3.0

Download (1MB)| Preview


This briefing paper is one of a series written by the Academic Advisory Panel to the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, which was established in 2019 in response to the recommendations made in December 2018 by the First Minister's Advisory Group on Human Rights. The aim of the briefing papers is to consider some of the legal complexities involved in translating international human rights treaties into domestic legislation.