A dignidade da pessoa humana: direito subjetivo ou princípio axial?

Translated title of the contribution: Human dignity: subjective right or axial principle?

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The principle of human dignity is a mantle that permeates the entire legal system and has sufficient materiality to provide guidelines to the legislature and the judicial power. Indeed, although the dignity of the human person is not classified as a fundamental right stricto sensu, it turns out to be a principle of a multi-functional nature and that undertakes a considerable normative projection.
Translated title of the contributionHuman dignity: subjective right or axial principle?
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)256-282
Number of pages27
Journal Revista Jurídica Portucalense
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017


  • Human dignity
  • Axiological concept
  • Subjective right
  • Axial principle
  • Social dimension


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