Private Property Right as Essential for Human Liberty and Safe Society

  • Shelly Hiller Marguerat
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Environmental Policy and Regulation book series (PSEPR)


The purpose of this chapter is to understand the importance of private property, and its advantages for a productive, evolving society, for the important timeless protection of individual liberties and self-expression and even for a better environmental protection. It will show examples from the past with their tragic result; it will bring into awareness the enormous and rapidly increasing problem of violation and/or deprivation of property rights from all kinds of property owners by the arbitrary interference of state governments. For this, it will give the example of the USA as per the influence of the US founders and the current situation via the evolution of case law and how the systems are being used for property violation. It will further bring the Swiss example for property law heavy regulations that might interfere with property owners’ rights.


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  • Shelly Hiller Marguerat
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  1. 1.Forel (Lavaux)Switzerland

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