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Now for Sale on Facebook: Looted Middle Eastern Antiquities

May 9th, 2019|Geen categorie|

Ancient treasures pillaged from conflict zones in the Middle East are being offered for sale on Facebook, researchers say, including items that may have been looted by Islamic State militants. Facebook groups advertising the items grew rapidly during the upheaval of the Arab Spring and the ensuing wars, which created unprecedented opportunities for traffickers, said [...]

EU adopts new rules on cultural heritage imports

April 10th, 2019|Geen categorie|

Regulation is designed to protect against smuggling and cut off a source of terrorist financing 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 EU says the regulation is designed to “ensure the [...]

Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property

September 12th, 2017|Geen categorie|

Press release   The Government has today formalised its commitment to protecting cultural property in times of war by ratifying the 1954 Hague Convention and acceding to its two Protocols, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism John Glen has announced. The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed [...]

German Parliament passes controversial law to protect culture

July 8th, 2016|Geen categorie|

Collectors, dealers and high-profile artists campaigned hard against the tightening of import and export rules by the German Parliament. Catherine Hickley reports: The German upper house of parliament today (8 July) passed a law aimed at tackling illegal trafficking in looted antiquities and protecting German national heritage, introducing what dealers call the most stringent import [...]

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