656. Dignity in international human rights instruments.

The concept of human dignity is central to international human rights law: in addition to the specific reference to 'dignity' made in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights1, 'dignity' is a key principle underpinning such instruments as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights2, the Charter of the United Nations3, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights4, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights5, the United Nations Convention Against Torture