Cultural Property: its Illicit Trafficking and Restitution

Cultural Property: its Illicit Trafficking and Restitution
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UNESCO celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Convention for the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property 15 and 16 March 2011

14 November 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. This pioneering international legal instrument addresses a rapidly evolving issue that is attracting a significant political, media, diplomatic, and legal attention. On the 40th anniversary of the Convention, UNESCO revisits the history of the convention, and takes stock of its accomplishments, its strength and its weaknesses and examines principal challenges. More

 

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  • 02-02-2011
Denmark ratifies the UNIDROIT Convention
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  • 10-12-2010
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art recognizes Egypt’s title to 19 objects originating from the tomb of Tutankhamun
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  • 11-11-2010
Press release on restitution cases
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  • 25-06-2010
Equatorial Guinea ratifies the 1970 Convention
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  • 05-05-2010
UNESCO welcomes French legislation paving the way for restitution to New Zealand of Maori heads held in French museums
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  • 08-02-2010
Haiti ratifies the 1970 Convention
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Capacity-Building for the Fight against Illicit Traffic of Cultural Objects in Mongolia (2010-2011)
Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia
  • 10-05-2011 - 
  • 01-07-2011
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UNESCO celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Convention against the illicit trafficking of cultural property 15 and 16 March 2011
Paris - France
  • 15-03-2011 - 
  • 16-03-2011
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Strengthening Mongolian Capacities for the Fight against Illicit Traffic of Cultural Objects (2011-2013)
Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia
  • 02-01-2011 - 
  • 01-01-2014
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“Capacity-building of national institutions in the field of prevention against illicit trafficking of cultural objects” – Workshop for Arab States of the Cooperation Council of the Gulf and Yemen
Manama - Bahrain
  • 21-11-2010 - 
  • 26-11-2010
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Switzerland commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 1970 UNESCO Convention
Bern - Suisse
  • 31-05-2010 - 
  • 02-06-2010
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Cultural Heritage Objects Database - Fighting the Illicit appropriation of Cultural Heritage
Rome - Italy
  • 26-01-2010 - 
  • 28-01-2010
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Legal and Practical measures against illicit trafficking in cultural properties: UNESCO handbook
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Bibliography
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UNESCO - WCO Model Export Certificate
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2010-2011 UNESCO Programme for the protection of cultural property and the fight against illicit trafficking
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