Property rights are human rights. They protect an external sphere of freedom of human beings as such and of their free associations.
A working property system is an indispensable vehicle of ethical, economic, and political progress. Especially small property owners, women, and fragile groups such as refugees can claim the protection of property rights as human rights. In this book, leading experts deal with the manifold problems of the concrete realization of property rights in different cultural and historical contexts and from different thematic angles. Additionally, property rights are put into the context of a more comprehensive system of human rights protection.