Ex-punditokrat Mchangama har begået et godt essay (oprindeligt udgivet i Cato Policy Review) om den private ejendomsrets ringe beskyttelse i folkerettens positive retskilder, så som Den Europæiske Menneskerettighedskonvention og den ikke-bindende Verdenserklæring. Cato Institute-initiativet Libertarianism.org har nu offentliggjort det på sin blog.

Læs essayet i sin helhed; her er et lille udklip, der rimelig fint illustrerer problemstillingen på området:

Despite the end of the Cold War and the collapse of socialism, much of mainstream human rights thinking is still skeptical of — if not outright hostile to — the notion of private property as a human right in its classical sense of protecting against expropriation and intrusive regulation. In fact, leading human rights scholars have reinterpreted the right to property to encompass an entitlement to be provided property by government through redistribution