Human Dignity

Establishing Worth and Seeking Solutions

  • Edward Sieh
  • Judy McGregor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Special Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joy Liddicoat
      Pages 3-20
    3. Vanessa C.S.P.A. da Costa, Ricardo A.C. de Miranda
      Pages 21-36
    4. Sylvia Bell
      Pages 37-52
    5. Alok Kumar Meena
      Pages 53-60
    6. Isabella Paoletti
      Pages 61-81
    7. Alexander Kuteynikov, Anatoly Boyashov
      Pages 83-101
  3. Women and Children Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Brian K. Gran
      Pages 143-158
    3. Kim Anh Duong, Rachel Simon-Kumar
      Pages 159-178
    4. Judy McGregor
      Pages 179-193
    5. Edward Sieh
      Pages 195-212
    6. Anis Farida
      Pages 213-228
  4. Indigenous and Migrant Issues

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 385-394

About this book


This book examines the concept of dignity from a variety of global perspectives. It scrutinizes how dignity informs policy and practice, and is influenced by international and domestic law, human rights values, and domestic politics. An exciting collection of essays, this edited volume provides an analysis of human rights as they are experienced by real people who have in many cases been forced to take action to further their own interests. Readers will discover an extensive range of issues discussed, from the internet, climate change and disabilities, to globalization, old-age, and migrants' rights. The last section deals with the impact of various issues on indigenous and migrant populations, specifically violence in Columbia, border issues in Tijuana, women's and children's rights violations, and the complex problems experienced by refugees, particularly in regards to citizenship. The interdisciplinary nature of this work makes it an invaluable read for scholars of Health Studies, Law, Human Rights, Sociology and Politics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Edward Sieh
    • 1
  • Judy McGregor
    • 2
  1. 1.Justice StudiesLasell CollegeFramingham USA
  2. 2.Social Sciences and Public PolicyAuckland University of Technology AucklandNew Zealand

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