Centre for Research and Application of Human Rights

Part 2: Human Dignity: Whose Dignity?









The aim of the second part of this TV programme is, by underlining the fact that we damage or protect our dignity not by what we suffer but by what we do, to shed a strong light on the content of the concept of dignity and distinguish it from the concepts of honour and pride with which it is usually confused and to show the point of its connection with human rights.

In this part of the programme, hosted by M. Onur Yılmaz, Ioanna Kuçuradi and Sevgi İyi discuss the concept of dignity. They exemplify their claims by several examples such as the event that a captive was nakedly kept waiting at the bottom of a wall at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq, the simple, yet, heroic deed of a man who saved the lives of four people who were drowning, the scenes from the film, “Das Leben der Anderen” and the confessions of two men who regret what they did after the 1980 coup d'etat in the Mamak prison and the Fatsa trial .