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5.6 Human dignity

Combined with other principles or as a stand-alone standard, the protection of human dignity is often used by Constitutional Courts to protect ESC rights. This is particularly important once again in contexts in which these rights do not benefit from an explicit recognition in the domestic normative frameworks.

The case below is a representative example of instances in which judicial and quasi-judicial bodies have construed aspects of ESC rights as part of the protection of dignity.

Patricias Asero Ochieng and 2 others v. the Attorney-general & Another