Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation Holding 13th SessionThe 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation will be held at UNESCO (Room XI) from February 7 to 10. Key items on the agenda are the launching of a database on Member States’ cultural heritage laws, and the presentation of the export certificate for cultural objects. The certificate is a model elaborated by the World Customs Organization and UNESCO to reinforce the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property.
The Committee, comprised of representatives from 22 Member States elected for four years, will also receive an update on negotiations related to the Parthenon Marbles and the Sphinx of Boguskoy. Although the Committee, unlike a jurisdiction, is not empowered to decide between parties in litigation, it acts in an advisory capacity and may serve as mediator in bilateral negotiations over the return or restitution of cultural objects to their countries of origin.
|Source||Media Advisory No 2005-06|
|Website 1 (URL)||Internet Site|
|Publication Date||04 Feb 2005|