Human Dignity in Andorra

  • Paolo BecchiEmail author
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The Principality of Andorra is a special case within the European Community. Just in 1993, it became fully independent and, as a consequence, obtained its first constitution. Human dignity, however, had already been part of several Andorran statutes before 1993.

Additionally, it is remarkable that the constitution defines human dignity as “untouchable” in an abstract manner, while at the same time it is linked to several concrete categories such as education and labour. The latter is also provided for in legislation and case law. On top of all this, public Andorran law stipulates sort of a “professional dignity”, which is completely separate from the abstract term of human dignity. Accordingly, Andorra is a good example of how various terms of dignity can evolve in a small country.


Various individual rights Dignity of the person Dignity and education Dignity of workers General-abstract concept Dignity as basis of concrete reference points Concept of professional dignity Ancient Roman world 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GenoaGenoaItaly

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