Monday, November 16, 2015 5:14 pm | By Dennis Cakert
The 2015 International Property Rights Index (IPRI) was officially launched this morning in Kuala Lampur, hosted by Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Director of Southeast Asia Network for Development (SEANET). Today featured an introduction to the IPRI given by the Executive Director of the Property Rights Alliance, Lorenzo Montanari, followed by a presentation on this year’s findings by the 2014-2015 Hernando De Soto Fellow, Prof. Sary Levy Carciente. The launch will last all week and features presentations from many experts in property rights and economic development.
800 Years of Magna Carta: Rule of Law & Property Rights
Thursday, August 6, 2015 4:49 pm | By Nathaniel D'Amico
The Magna , Latin for “Great Charter”, celebrated its last month. King John of England, an absolute monarch, signed the Magna on June 15, 1215 in order to end the rebellion of a group of barons who had tired of his abuses. Under the English system at the time, the King was considered above the law and had virtually no limits imposed on his exercise of power. As in any system of government in which limits are not placed on power, the citizens suffered.
International guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights
Monday, July 20, 2015 5:00 am | By Lorenzo Montanari
Today Property Rights Alliance sent an international coalition letter, supporting all types of intellectual property, to Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as leaders of several other major international organizations. This letter, supported by 85 free market think tanks and advocacy groups representing 51 countries, elaborated guidelines on rule of law and intellectual property as essential benchmarks to the creation and preservation of a free and just society.