Volume 6

Property Rights as Defined and Protected by International Courts

Michael Rikon

International agreements have broad implications for property ownership and trade. Under international agreements, property is not limited to real property and intangible commodities but includes intellectual rights and any other right which have value. International conventions establishing rules expressly recognized by the contesting state must be applied by an international court when deciding disputes that are submitted to it. From this one may conclude that treaties are one of the principal sources of international law.

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6 BRIGHAM-KANNER PROPERTY RIGHTS CONF. J. 329 (2017).