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NCJ Number: 135652 Find in a Library
Title: European Convention on Offenses Relating to Cultural Property
Corporate Author: Council of Europe
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Council of Europe
Croton, NY 10520
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg, France
Publication Number: ISBN 92-871-0798-X
Sale Source: Council of Europe
Manhattan Publication Co.
P.O. Box 650
Croton, NY 10520
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English; French
Country: France
Annotation: The member States of the Council of Europe approved a convention to prosecute offenses relating to cultural property, generally defined as products of archaeological exploration and excavation and other items of artistic, national heritage, or antique value.
Abstract: The parties agree to take appropriate measures to enhance public awareness of the need to protect cultural property. They will cooperate in matters of restitution of cultural property found on their territory which has been removed from the territory of another party to the convention. Each party will take necessary measures for adequate sanctioning of cultural property offenses and will establish its competence to prosecute any relevant offense. The convention, open for signature by all the member States of the Council of Europe, is subject to national ratification, acceptance, or approval. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Art theft; International law
Index Term(s): Archeological preservation laws; Council of Europe; International Law Enforcement Cooperation
Note: European Treaty Series No. 119
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