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At AECR's Prague Conference 2016, distinguished centre-right figures met to analyse the migration crisis and its effects on Europe, consequences of the UK referendum, and current challenges to the transatlantic partnership.Hernando de Soto is the President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), one of the world’s most influential think tanks, and he works with developing countries to implement property and business rights reforms that provide the legal tools and institutions required for citizens to participate in the formal national and global economy.

Hernando de Soto was one of the main speakers at the first CGI meeting held in Latin America, at Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 9, 2013. He participated in the Opening Plenary Session, "Designing Opportunities for Growth", explaining how from 1990 to 2012 Peru has grown on average twice as fast as all the other Latin countries and the growth rate of its middle class has quadrupled that of Latin America in the same period.

At the RSA, influential economist and president of the Peru-based Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), Hernando de Soto will share the latest findings from ILD research into the economic causes of the on-going Arab revolutions. Hernando de Soto argues that there is now compelling evidence to claim that the Arab Spring was rooted in the desire among millions of people throughout the Middle East and North Africa region for a modern market-based economy.

 The equitable access to property rights for everyone is a goal of the Swiss policy of human rights promotion and protection and also of our cooperation  and development policy. Access to property and protection for all (the human security concept) is an approach in the fight against poverty which  deserves to be taken very seriously. This film “Property Rights are  Human Rights” by Kamal Musale illustrates the importance of property rights as a  Human Right and the key role of human rights as inter- dependent and universal rights. 

A documentary by Poverty Cure featuring Hernando de Soto talking about the Rule of Law. The Rule of Law is often times a barrier for the impoverished, and it is necessary for Human Flourishing.De Soto states that "Property rights initiate the rule of law... what makes people interested in the rule of law, the first thing that they understand... is that everybody on this earth lives on a plot of land."

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