Commentary on the UNESCO Convention (Second Edition)

by Patrick O'Keefe

Published in 2007
217 Pages. ISBN: 1903987164

The first edition of this Commentary was published in 2000 to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the UNESCO Convention. Since then, the Convention has been ratified by many more States, including the United Kingdom, Japan and Switzerland, and the Convention is acquiring greater significance than at any other point in its history. This article by article analysis is written by an acknowledged expert in heritage law and management. The book includes practical information on the implementation of the Convention, together with a series of appendices.

1. Text of the UNESCO 1970 Convention
2. The Convention in Context
3. Preparing the Convention
4. Preliminary Issues
5. Interpreting the Convention
6. Analysis of Individual Articles
7. State Implementation (Australia, United States of America, Japan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Federal States)
8. The Convention's Impact

1. Unidroit Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects 1995
2. EU Directive on the Return of Cultural Objects Unlawfully Removed from the Territory of a Member State
3. Australian Cultural Heritage Export Control List
4. Canadian Cultural Property Export Control List
5. UK Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act 2003
6. Japan: Law Concenring controls on the Illicit Export and Import of Cultural Property
7. Switzerland: Federal Act on the International Transfer of Cultural Property
8. International Code of Ethics for Dealers in Cultural Property
9. List of States Parties to the 1970 UNESCO Convention

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