Protection of Private Property in the Early Law of Nations

@article{Alvik2018ProtectionOP,
  title={Protection of Private Property in the Early Law of Nations},
  author={Ivar Alvik},
  journal={Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international},
  year={2018}
}
  • I. Alvik
  • Published 14 August 2018
  • Law, History
  • Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international
The article analyses the protection of private property under the law of nations during the 18th and early 19th centuries. It shows how natural law theories of property were influential in shaping a doctrine of private property under the law of nations, relying on a dual conception of private property as both individual and state rights. This mirrored developments in the real world, where a network of treaties granted protection to foreign property and commercial interests. However, in practice…