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The Return of Cultural Objects within the European Union - Implementing Directive 2014/60/EU

Date: 21st March 2016 - 22nd March 2016

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: Not available

Event Details

Venue: Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

As member of the research team of the HEURIGHT project, BIICL is co-organising, with the Editorial Board of the Santander Art and Culture Law Review a joint conference on 'The Return of Cultural Objects within the European Union - Implementing the Directive 2014/60/EU'.

The aim of this conference is to debate the foundations, implementing process and future functioning of the Directive 2014/60/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012. It also seeks to discuss this new EU instrument for the return of unlawfully exported cultural objects within the broader system of protection applicable to national treasures. In particular, it should explore the relation between the Directive 2014/60/EU and the EC Regulation 116/2009 vis-à-vis other legal instruments regulating the circulation of cultural objects in Europe, including the 1970 UNESCO Convention and the 1995 Unidroit Convention. In addition, the evolving EU regime will be discussed in the context of international trade in cultural material, by analysing the approaches taken by cultural heritage law scholars, art market and police experts.

Hence, the conference is designed to clarify the reform of the EU system for the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State, and analyse it within the wider context of international trade and cultural heritage.

Further information can be found here

Information about BIICL's research on cultural heritage is available here


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