prepared by Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT Senior Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary
|This report scrutinises the individual clauses of the Convention, their raison d’être, how they took shape in the drafting — where this is relevant to understanding them — and how they may be applied. In this, the report may be of assistance to those States that are considering whether to ratify the Convention or to accede to it. (Arabic, French)|
by Lyndel V. Prott
Published in 1997, 145 Pages. ISBN: 0-9531696-0-X
The UNIDROIT Convention is now in force in several countries, and other States are actively considering ratification. If you deal with a country where the Convention applies, do you fully understand what UNIDROIT means for you? Which transactions are caught? What are the time limits? This article by article Commentary, written by an expert with decades of experience with the problems of illicit traffic in cultural objects, answers these questions and responds to criticisms which have been made of the Convention.
by Bettina Thorn
Published by De Gruyter Verlag, Berlin 2005
prepared by The Law Reform Commission of the Republic of Ireland
International trafficking in cultural property is an increasingly universal problem, affecting, to various extents, even countries traditionally seen as “importing” countries and necessitating international regulations (binding and non-binding). Consequently, UNESCO recommends its Member States to consider for ratification, possibly at the same time, both the UNESCO (1970) and UNIDROIT (1995) Conventions.