The article examines the Slovenian Constitutional Court’s understanding of the principle of human dignity. It focuses on a recent case of that Court in which human dignity was for the first time employed as an independent principle of adjudication. The case concerned an alleged violation of the principle of human dignity by an act of naming a street after the former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito. After a detailed examination of the decision, the article explores the Court’s application of the principle prior to this verdict. Finally, a two-fold criticism of the Court’s reasoning in the Tito Street case is presented. The central objection argues that different characterisations of the principle of human dignity and of its role in the constitutional system contradict each other, making the final decision’s coherence questionable.
Žgur, M. (2013). Human Dignity in the Discourse of the Slovenian Constitutional Court. LA REVUE DES DROITS DE L'HOMME(4) [10.4000/revdh.407].