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Article 1 - Human dignity

Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.

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    The dignity of the human person is not only a fundamental right in itself but constitutes the real basis of fundamental rights. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrined human dignity in its preamble: ‘Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.’ In its judgment of 9 October 2001 in Case C-377/98 Netherlands v European Parliament and Council [2001] ECR I-7079, at grounds 70 — 77, the Court of Justice confirmed that a fundamental right to human dignity is part of Union law.
    It results that none of the rights laid down in this Charter may be used to harm the dignity of another person, and that the dignity of the human person is part of the substance of the rights laid down in this Charter. It must therefore be respected, even where a right is restricted.

    Source:
    Official Journal of the European Union C 303/17 - 14.12.2007

    Preamble - Explanations relating to the Charter of Fundamental Rights:
    These explanations were originally prepared under the authority of the Praesidium of the Convention which drafted the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Although they do not as such have the status of law, they are a valuable tool of interpretation intended to clarify the provisions of the Charter.

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  • Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
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    Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
    Country:
    Czechia

    Article 1 All people are free and equal in their dignity and rights. Their fundamental rights and freedoms are inherent, inalienable, non-prescriptible, and irrepealable. Article 10 (1) Everyone has the right to demand that her human dignity, personal honour, and good reputation be respected, and that her name be protected.

  • Constitution of the Czech Republic
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    Constitution of the Czech Republic
    Country:
    Czechia

    Preamble We, the citizens of the Czech Republic (…) Resolved to build, safeguard, and develop the Czech Republic in the spirit of the sanctity of human dignity and liberty, As the homeland of free citizens enjoying equal rights, conscious of their duties towards others and their responsibility towards the community, As a free and democratic state founded on respect for human rights and on the principles of civic society, As a part of the family of democracies in Europe and around the world, Resolved to guard and develop together the natural and cultural, material and spiritual wealth handed down to us, Resolved to abide by all proven principles of a state governed by the rule of law (…)

  • Listina základních práv a svobod
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    Listina základních práv a svobod
    Country:
    Czechia

    Článek 1 Lidé jsou svobodní a rovní v důstojnosti i v právech. Základní práva a svobody jsou nezadatelné, nezcizitelné, nepromlčitelné a nezrušitelné. Článek 10 (1) Každý má právo, aby byla zachována jeho lidská důstojnost, osobní čest, dobrá pověst a chráněno jeho jméno.

  • Ústava České republiky
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    Ústava České republiky
    Country:
    Czechia

    My, občané České republiky (...) odhodláni budovat, chránit a rozvíjet Českou republiku v duchu nedotknutelných hodnot lidské důstojnosti a svobody jako vlast rovnoprávných, svobodných občanů, kteří jsou si vědomi svých povinností vůči druhým a zodpovědnosti vůči celku, jako svobodný a demokratický stát, založený na úctě k lidským právům a na zásadách občanské společnosti, jako součást rodiny evropských a světových demokracií, odhodláni společně střežit a rozvíjet zděděné přírodní a kulturní, hmotné a duchovní bohatství, odhodláni řídit se všemi osvědčenými principy právního státu (...)

  • The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
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    The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    Part 7 Trafficking people for exploitation

  • Instrument of Government
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    Instrument of Government
    Country:
    Sweden

    Chapter 1 - Basic principles of the form of government: Article 2 Public power shall be exercised with respect for the equal worth of all and the liberty and dignity of the individual. (…)

  • Kungörelse (1974:152) om beslutad ny regeringsform
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    Kungörelse (1974:152) om beslutad ny regeringsform
    Country:
    Sweden

    1 kapitlet - Statsskickets grunder: 2 § Den offentliga makten ska utövas med respekt för alla människors lika värde och för den enskilda människans frihet och värdighet. (…)

  • Constitutión Española
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    Constitutión Española
    Country:
    Spain

    PreambleLa Nación española, (...) proclama su voluntad de: (...) Promover el progreso de la cultura y de la economía para asegurar a todos una digna calidad de vida.(...)Artículo 101. La dignidad de la persona, los derechos inviolables que le son inherentes, el libre desarrollo de la personalidad, el respeto a la ley y a los derechos de los demás son fundamento del orden político y de la paz social. (...)

  • Constitution of the Kingdom of Spain
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    Constitution of the Kingdom of Spain
    Country:
    Spain

    Preamble The Spanish Nation, (...) proclaims its will to: (...) Promote the progress of culture and of the economy to ensure a dignified quality of life for all. (...) Article 101. The dignity of the person, the inviolable rights which are inherent, the free development of the personality, the respect for the law and for the rights of others are the foundation of political order and social peace. (...)

  • Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia
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    Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia
    Country:
    Slovenia

    article 21 Respect for human personality and dignity shall be guaranteed in criminal and in all other legal proceedings, as well as during the deprivation of liberty and enforcement of punitive sanctions. Violence of any form against any person whose liberty has been restricted in any way is prohibited, as is the use of any form of coercion in obtaining confessions and statements. Article 34 Everyone has the right to personal dignity and safety.

  • Ustava Republike Slovenije
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    Ustava Republike Slovenije
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    Slovenia

    21. člen Zagotovljeno je spoštovanje človekove osebnosti in njegovega dostojanstva v kazenskem in v vseh drugih pravdnih postopkih, in prav tako med odvzemom prostosti in izvrševanjem kazni. Prepovedano je vsakršno nasilje nad osebami, ki jim je prostost kakorkoli omejena, ter vsakršno izsiljevanje priznanj in izjav. 34. člen Vsakdo ima pravico do osebnega dostojanstva in varnosti.

  • Constitution of the Slovak Republic
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    Constitution of the Slovak Republic
    Country:
    Slovakia

    Article 12(1) People are free and equal in dignity and in rights. Basic rights and freedoms are inviolable, inalienable, imprescriptible, and indefeasible. (...) Article 19(1) Everyone has the right to the preservation of human dignity, personal honour, reputation and the protection of good name. (...)

  • Ústava Slovenskej republiky
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    Ústava Slovenskej republiky
    Country:
    Slovakia

    Čl. 12(1) Ľudia sú slobodní a rovní v dôstojnosti i v právach. Základné práva a slobody sú neodňateľné, nescudziteľné, nepremlčateľné a nezrušiteľné. (...) Čl. 19(1) Každý má právo na zachovanie ľudskej dôstojnosti, osobnej cti, dobrej povesti a na ochranu mena. (...)

  • Constituția României
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    Constituția României
    Country:
    Romania

    Articolul 1(...) (3) România este stat de drept, democratic si social, în care demnitatea omului, drepturile si libertatile cetatenilor, libera dezvoltare a personalitatii umane, dreptatea si pluralismul politic reprezinta valori supreme, în spiritul traditiilor democratice ale poporului român si idealurilor Revolutiei din decembrie 1989, si sunt garantate. (...) Articolul 30(...) (6) Libertatea de exprimare nu poate prejudicia demnitatea, onoarea, viata particulara a persoanei si nici dreptul la propria imagine. (...)

  • Constitution of Romania
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    Constitution of Romania
    Country:
    Romania

     Article 1(...) (3) Romania is a democratic and social state, governed by the rule of law, in which human dignity, the citizens' rights and freedoms, the free development of human personality, justice and political pluralism represent supreme values, in the spirit of the democratic traditions of the Romanian people and the ideals of the Revolution of December 1989, and shall be guaranteed. (...) Article 30(...) … (6) Freedom of expression shall not be prejudicial to the dignity, honour, privacy of a person, and to the right to one's own image. (...)

  • Constituição da República Portuguesa
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    Constituição da República Portuguesa
    Country:
    Portugal

    Artigo 1.º (República Portuguesa) Portugal é uma República soberana, baseada na dignidade da pessoa humana e na vontade popular e empenhada na construção de uma sociedade livre, justa e solidária. Artigo 13.º (Princípio da igualdade) 1. Todos os cidadãos têm a mesma dignidade social e são iguais perante a lei. Artigo 26.º (Outros direitos pessoais) 2. A lei estabelecerá garantias efectivas contra a utilização abusiva, ou contrária à dignidade humana, de informações relativas às pessoas e famílias. 3. A lei garantirá a dignidade pessoal e a identidade genética do ser humano, nomeadamente na criação, desenvolvimento e utilização das tecnologias e na experimentação científica. Artigo 59.º (Direitos dos trabalhadores) 1. Todos os trabalhadores, sem distinção de idade, sexo, raça, cidadania, território de origem, religião, convicções políticas ou ideológicas, têm direito: b) À organização do trabalho em condições socialmente dignificantes, de forma a facultar a realização pessoal e a permitir a conciliação da actividade profissional com a vida familiar. Artigo 67.º (Família) 2. Incumbe, designadamente, ao Estado para proteção da família: e) Regulamentar a procriação assistida, em termos que salvaguardem a dignidade da pessoa humana. Artigo 206.º (Audiências dos tribunais) As audiências dos tribunais são públicas, salvo quando o próprio tribunal decidir o contrário, em despacho fundamentado, para salvaguarda da dignidade das pessoas e da moral pública ou para garantir o seu normal funcionamento.

  • Constitution of the Portuguese Republic
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    Constitution of the Portuguese Republic
    Country:
    Portugal

    Article 1 (Portuguese Republic) Portugal is a sovereign Republic, based on the dignity of the human person and the will of the people and committed to building a free, just and solidary society. Article 13 (Principle of equality) (1) All citizens have the same social dignity and are equal before the law. Article 26 (Other personal rights) (2) The law shall lay down effective guarantees against the improper procurement and misuse of information concerning persons and families and its procurement or use contrary to human dignity. (3) The law shall guarantee the personal dignity and genetic identity of the human person, particularly in the creation, development and use of technologies and in scientific experimentation. Article 59 (Workers' rights) (1) Regardless of age, sex, race, citizenship, place of origin, religion and political or ideological convictions, every worker has the right: (b) That the work be organised under conditions of social dignity and in such a way as to provide personal fulfilment and to make it possible to reconcile work and family life. Article 67 (Family) (2) In order to protect the family, the state is particularly charged with: (e) Regulating assisted procreation in such a way as to safeguard the dignity of the human person. Article 206 (Court hearings) Court hearings are public, save when, in order to safeguard personal dignity or public moral, or to insure its normal operation, the court itself decides otherwise in a written order that sets out the grounds of its decision.

  • Constitution of the Republic of Poland
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    Constitution of the Republic of Poland
    Country:
    Poland

    Preamble(...) We, the Polish Nation - all citizens of the Republic, ... (...) call upon all those who will apply this Constitution for the good of the Third Republic to do so paying respect to the inherent dignity of the person, his or her right to freedom, the obligation of solidarity with others, and respect for these principles as the unshakeable foundation of the Republic of Poland.Article 30 The inherent and inalienable dignity of the person shall constitute a source of freedoms and rights of persons and citizens. It shall be inviolable. The respect and protection thereof shall be the obligation of public authorities.

  • Konstytucja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
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    Konstytucja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
    Country:
    Poland

    Preambuła(...) my, Naród Polski - wszyscy obywatele Rzeczypospolitej, (...) Wszystkich, którzy dla dobra Trzeciej Rzeczypospolitej tę Konstytucję będą stosowali, wzywamy, aby czynili to, dbając o zachowanie przyrodzonej godności człowieka, jego prawa do wolności i obowiązku solidarności z innymi, a poszanowanie tych zasad mieli za niewzruszoną podstawę Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej.Art. 30 Przyrodzona i niezbywalna godność człowieka stanowi źródło wolności i praw człowieka i obywatela. Jest ona nienaruszalna, a jej poszanowanie i ochrona jest obowiązkiem władz publicznych.

  • Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania
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    Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania
    Country:
    Lithuania

    Article 21. The human person shall be inviolable. Human dignity shall be protected by law.(…)

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