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April 15-16: Implementing the Forest Rights Act 2006, Patnagarh, Orissa
Published on : Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Workshop on Property Rights, Implementing the Forest Rights Act 2006 on 15-16 April 2014 at Patnagarh, Balangir dist. Orissa.
Land Distribution Paradoxes and Dilemmas
Published on : Thursday, October 31, 2013
“The land question” is seldom a question. Typically it is a slew of dogmas and myths as tenacious as they are erroneous. Virtually every supposed fact about land in South Africa is not just wrong, but so far off the mark as to make the adoption of sound policies virtually impossible. Few issues are as bedevilled by the hard-wired inclination to see issues of race in black and white, in both senses of the term. A binary imperative seems to drive us into adopting one of two sides when things are seldom that simple. How many well-informed South Africans are even vaguely aware of the tenure under which Coloureds and Asians lived historically or live today, or how much land was “set aside” for their occupation, asks Leon Louw in this paper published by The Helen Suzman Foundation.
2013 International Property Rights Index released: India ranked at 58
Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Property Rights Alliance has released the 2013 International Property Rights Indes. Finland retained its rank at the top, with a score of 8.6, followed by New Zealand and Sweden. Singapore at 7, was the top ranked country from Asia. India is ranked at 58, in 2013, along with China, with a score of 5.5, which is a step below Brazil (ranked 56, with a score of 5.6) among the 131 countries assessed. This year, the Index ranks 131 nations, 98 percent of world GDP and 93percent of world population.
Sept 18-19: Workshop on Forest Rights Act - training of trainers on GPS and use of IT
Published on : Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A State Level Training of Trainers (TOT) on usage of GPS device for effective implementation of FRA, on September 18th- 19th, 2013. The workshop will be held at HRDC, Gossner College campus, Ranchi. The objectives are to assess the ahievements, learnings, and identify the challenges, and develop a strategy for the way ahead. The workshop is organized by ARCH Vahini, Gujarat, Liberty institute, New Delhi & Manthan Yuva Sansthan, Ranchi, in partnership with FNST, New Delhi.
Land Bill is placebo; real cure is restoring Right to Property
Published on : Thursday, September 05, 2013
Without iron-clad property rights, the state can simply dispossess you and effectively deny you your other fundamental rights. The Right to Property is the foundation on which all other rights are built. Without wealth, property, income and the means to livelihood (which is the broader definition of the word property), the other freedoms (equality, free speech, and religion) mean little. The Land Acquisition Act of 2013, which does not change the fact that Right to Property has been deleted from the Indian constitution, may only do more harm than good, writes R. Jagannathan, in the First Post.
Knowledge lies at the heart of western capitalism
Published on : Sunday, January 29, 2012
The world economy is made up of many tiny parts that are useful only when we combine them into more complex wholes. The higher the value of these aggregations, the more economic growth. Humanity’s achievements – from the 120 ingredients of my clock to the countless financial deals and developments that produced the internet and flight navigation systems – all result from joining people and things to each other. That’s why western capitalism has triumphed for the past 150 years: it gave us the best knowledge to explore economic combinations. Capitalism does not need to be re-thought or re-invented; it simply has to be re-discovered, writes Hernando de Soto in the Financial Times.
Dec 18: Sympoisum on Property Rights, Preserving Environment & Managing Mines, in Hyderabad
Published on : Sunday, December 18, 2011
Liberty Institute is co-hosting a Sympoisum on Property Rights,Preserving Environment & Managing Mines in Partnership with Friedrich Naumann - Stiftung fur Die Freiheit and in association with Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA)on 18th December 2011 at Baghlingampalli.
The cost of financial ignorance
Published on : Monday, October 24, 2011
In an article- 'The cost of financial ignorance', published in The Washington Post, dated 7 October 2011, Hernando de Soto stresses the importance of documenting assets and transactions for the creation of credit. He explains how the reliability of the records makes credit trustworthy and how it is important to establish the link between who owns what, how much, and who holds the risks. Not having reliable information reduces confidence, leading to credit contractions, fewer or smaller transactions, and declines in demand. And these cause employment and the value of assets to fall.
Workshop on Property Rights as Human Rights: A summary report
Published on : Monday, September 05, 2011
This is a brief account of the workshop on 'Property Rights as Human Rights' hosted by Liberty Institute, along with its partners, held in Hyderabad, on Aug 13-14, 2011. Dr Rosaiah, former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, inaugurated the workshop, and released the International Property Rights Index 2011. About 50 participants, attended this workshop, and discussed the evolution of the principle of property rights, and impact of land acquisition and other laws. Participants got a demonstration of how ICT could be harnessed to document and map land by people themselves.
Constitutional obligation to protect Property Right: Dr K Rosaiah
Published on : Monday, September 05, 2011
This is the transcript of the inaugural address delivered by Dr K Rosaiah, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, at the Workshop on 'Property Rights as Human Rights', on August 13th, 2011, in Hyderabad. The two-day Workshop was organised by Liberty Institute in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Stiftung - fur die freiheit, and with the help of the state unit of People's Union for Civil Liberty, and Association for Promotion of Social Action (APSA). Dr Rosaiah also released the International Property Rights Index 2011.
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