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dc.contributor.authorGarnsey, Eliza
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-08T00:31:14Z
dc.date.available2018-12-08T00:31:14Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-01
dc.identifier.issn1323-238X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286538
dc.description.abstractThe Constitutional Court of South Africa is a unique space by international comparison because it houses a large visual art collection developed by and for the court. The purpose of this article is to look at the connections between human dignity and art at the Constitutional Court. Is the performance of dignity in the art collection a utopian ideal, achievable objective, or unrealised potential? I argue that the art collection is a kind of visual jurisprudence which responds to, but also comprises, conceptions of human dignity as a right, a value and a touchstone of democracy — conceptions that are closely entwined with South Africa’s human rights governance, but that manifest in very different ways. At the same time that human dignity becomes realised by the spatial transformation of the site of the court, it remains in the art collection something that must ever be worked towards. This article arises out of six months of participant observation fieldwork at the Constitutional Court, conducting 54 semi-structured interviews with people involved in the collection.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.titleFraming human dignity: visual jurisprudence at South Africa’s Constitutional Court
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2016
prism.publicationNameAustralian Journal of Human Rights
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.33848
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-11-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/1323238x.2016.11910943
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-12-01
dc.identifier.eissn2573-573X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-10-30
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-04-30


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