Christian Von Bar, ‘Contract Law and Human Dignity’

ABSTRACT
The second Ole Lando Memorial Lecture is about the influence of the constitutional protection of human dignity on private contract law. The paper argues that where violations of human dignity occur, it is no longer possible to distinguish between the vertical and horizontal effects of fundamental and human rights. The article demonstrates this using the example of contracts that violate dignity, in particular within the law on assisted dying.

Christian Von Bar, Ole Lando Memorial Lecture: Contract Law and Human Dignity. Second Ole Lando Memorial Lecture, Vienna 2020. European Review of Private Law, Volume 28, Issue 6 (2020) pp 1195-1206.

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