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23 May 2019

University research on “Restatement of Restitution Rules”

In April 2019, research began at the University of Bonn on international practice in the restitution of artworks stolen under the Nazi regime. The project aims to provide a comprehensive, comparative analysis of international practice in the restitution of Nazi-looted art. It aims to establish a generalized set of rules on how decisions are made based on considerations of fairness and justice.

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14 May 2019

Freeports or free crime? An opinion by L. Todd in the Washington Times

 

The Washington Times published an opinion by L. Todd on how tax-exempt warehouses contribute to some $899 billion laundered each year globally.

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07 May 2019

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis 2019

Four institutions are organizing this year’s course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis. The course will take place in Rome from Nοvember 11th to December 5th. Deadline to apply: 31. May 2019

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24 Apr 2019

More than 30 000 ancient artefacts seized in crime bust to be returned to Bulgaria from Spain

More than 30 000 illegally exported ancient artefacts seized in a bust of an organised crime group in Spain and Bulgaria are to be returned to Bulgaria, the Prosecutor’s Office said on April 18. At a co-ordination meeting of investigators held on April 11 2019 at Eurojust headquarters in The Hague, it was agreed that the trial would be in Spain, where most of the suspects were held.

The Sofia Globe

12 Apr 2019

EU adopts new rules on cultural heritage imports

The European Council yesterday adopted new rules to clamp down on the illicit trafficking in cultural goods, including a requirement for import licences on artefacts more than 250 years old.

The Art Newspaper

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