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17.

Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.


PLAIN LANGUAGE VERSION:
You have the right to own things and nobody has the right to take these from you without a good reason.

Illustrated version

NOTES:
The protection of intellectual property also falls within international human rights law.

MORE:
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES


Property was not included as a right in any of the International Covenants, such as the International Covnenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Research why this might have been the case. Take into consideration the period during which the Covenants were drawn up and the ideological differences of the time. Discuss the following:
How is the right to property a human right?
When can this right conflict with other human rights?
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