This case is used to assist the view of property in frequent law jurisdictions, that the particular person who can present the best claim to a piece of property, towards any contesting party, is the proprietor. By distinction, the traditional civil law method to property, propounded by Friedrich Carl von Savigny, is that it is a right good towards the world. Obligations, like contracts and torts, are conceptualised as rights good between people. The concept of property raises many further philosophical and political issues. Locke argued that our “lives, liberties and estates” are our property because we own our our bodies and mix our labour with our environment. European Union law is the primary and thus far the one example of a supranational law, i.e. an internationally accepted authorized system, apart from the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.
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