International Law Lunch: Dignity's peremptory force and its role in the legitimization of international law
In international and domestic jurisprudence, courts rely on dignity to limit debate and to decide cases. In this talk, Dina Townsend looks at the function of dignity in judicial reasoning, and suggests that dignity's peremptory force plays a critical role in the legitimization of international law.
Background reading: Riley, S.P. (2013). The Function of Dignity. Amsterdam Law Forum, 5(2)