The right to property, also known as the right to protection of property, is a human right and is understood to establish an entitlement to private property. The right to property is not absolute and states have a wide degree of discretion to limit the rights.
The right to property is enshrined in Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but is not recognised in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights or the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The right to protection of property is enshrined in the regional human rights instruments of Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Other articles related to "right to property, right to, property":
... The Constitution originally provided for the right to property under Articles 19 and 31 ... Article 19 guaranteed to all citizens the right to acquire, hold and dispose of property ... Article 31 provided that "no person shall be deprived of his property save by authority of law." It also provided that compensation would be paid to a ...
... The revolutionary ideas on property and civil and political rights were further developed by the English philosopher John Locke (1632 – 1704) ... Civil Government (1689) Locke proclaimed that "everyman has a property in his person this nobody has a right to but himself ... He argued that property ownership derives from one's labor, though those who do not own property and only have their labor to sell should not be given ...
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