Property and Human Rights in a Global Context

Edited by: Ting Xu, Jean Allain

Property as a human rights concern is manifested through its incorporation in international instruments and, as a subject of the law, through property-related cases considered by international human rights organs. Yet, for the most part, the relationship between property and human rights has been discussed in rather superficial terms, lacking a clear substantive connection or common language. That said, the currents of globalization have witnessed a new era of interrelation between these two areas of the law, including the emergence of international intellectual property law and the recognition of indigenous claims, which, in fundamental ways, speak to an engagement with human rights law. This volume starts the conversation between human rights lawyers and property lawyers and explores analytical approaches to the increasing relationship between property and human rights in a global context. The book engages with key theoretical and policy debates and range across three main themes: the re-evaluation of the public/private divide in the law; the tensions between the market and social justice in development; and the balance between the rights of individuals and those of communities. The chapters adopt a global comparative perspective and engage in case studies from the US, the UK, India, the Philippines, and Brazil, as well as various regions of Africa and Europe. (Series: Human Rights Law in Perspective - Vol. 20) [Subject: Human Rights Law, Property Law, Comparative Law]

Publication Date: 12/31/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849467261