Human Dignity and the Right of Pursuing Happiness

인간(人間)의 존엄(尊嚴)과 가치(價値)·행복추구권(幸福追求權)

  • Received : 2009.11.25
  • Accepted : 2010.02.22
  • Published : 2010.04.28


The respect for human dignity and worth is to purpose both the ideological premise and the guarantee of all the fundamental rights at the same time. Both freedom and rights which are necessary for obtaining those purposes should be guaranteed. "A human has dignity and worth as a human being" is that a nation exists for an individual between an individual and a nation. It declares democratic ideology. It becomes a ultimate standard to solve a problem of the interpretation of an article of a law and the effect of a law. The right to pursue one's happiness is necessary to persue one's happiness. The rights comprehensively covers even the freedom and the right without in an article of a law. It shows a positive rights like a social fundamental rights in a minimum level of a law. According to the precedent of the Constitutional Court, as the right to pursue one's happiness is in area of a common action, the free manifestation of the authoritative individuality, and self-determination in category, this study is to emphasize the importance of the right to pursue one's happiness throughout its meaning and the precedent of history legislation.


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