National Implementation of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention

The 1995 UNIDROIT Convention is self-executing.

A Convention is self-executing when it can be given effect automatically at a specified time without the aid of domestic legislation or other actions of enforcement. Nevertheless, some States have enacted implementing legislation.

The Convention allows for no reservations (Article 18).

At the time of ratification/accession States are requested to make declarations under Articles 16 and 17. Other declarations are optional.
See document: http://www.unidroit.org/english/conventions/1995culturalproperty/formalities-e.pdf

AFGHANISTAN

Risultati immagini Afghanistan

(AS 23.09.2005)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a)(b) The Government of Afghanistan hereby declares that

In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 16 of the Convention, claims for the restitution or requests for the return of cultural objects may be submitted directly to the courts or other competent authority (Article 16(1)(a) or through an authority or authorities designated by the State (Article 16(1)(b)).

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ALGERIA

Risultati immagini Algeria 

(AS 09.04.2015)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(b)(c) (Translated from French). In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, claims for restitution and requests for return may be submitted a) directly to the Algerian authorities in charge of the protection of the cultural heritage; b) through diplomatic or consular channels.

Related Articles

F. Shyllon, The Recovery of Cultural Objects by African States through the UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions and the Role of Arbitration, Unif. L. Rev. 2000-2, pp. 219-241.

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ANGOLA

Risultati immagini Angola

(AS 19.06.2014)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(c) (Translated from French). In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, claims for restitution and requests for return may be submitted through diplomatic or consular channels.

Article 17 (*)

Related Articles

F. Shyllon, The Recovery of Cultural Objects by African States through the UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions and the Role of Arbitration, Unif. L. Rev. 2000-2, pp. 219-241.

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ARGENTINA

Risultati immagini Argentina

(AS 03.08.2001)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(c) (Translated from Spanish) The Argentine Republic declares that the requests for the return, or claims for the restitution, of acquired cultural objects, brought by a State under article 8, shall be submitted through the diplomatic or consular channels provided for in article 16 (1) (c).

Text

APROBACION DE LA CONVENCION DEL UNIDROIT SOBRE OBJETOS CULTURALES ROBADOS O EXPORTADOS ILEGALMENTE, ADOPTADA EN ROMA

LEY 25257BUENOS AIRES, 15 de Junio de 2000
Boletín Oficial, 26 de Julio de 2000
Vigente, de alcance general
Id SAIJ: LNT0004461

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AZERBAIJAN

Risultati immagini Azerbaijan 

(AS 06.06.2003)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a)(b)(c) In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that claims for the restitution, or requests for the return, of cultural objects brought by a State under Article 8 may be submitted to it under the procedures which are specified in sub-paragraphs b) and c) of Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention.

(2) In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 2 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan is designated as the competent authority of the Republic of Azerbaijan to order the restitution or return of cultural objects under the provisions of Chapter II and III.

Text

Beynəlxalq Xüsusi Hüquqi Unifikasiya İnstitutunun (YUNİDRUA) oğurlanmış, yaxud qanunsuz çıxarılmış mədəni dəyərlər haqqında KONVENSİYASI

Cultural Conventions adopted by Azerbaijan on MFA webpage 

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BOLIVIA

Risultati immagini Bolivia 

(RT 13.04.1999)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a) (Translated from Spanish). To the State of Bolivia shall apply the provision contained in Article 16 (a) of the Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects.

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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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(AS 08.05.2017)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1) In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 16 of the Convention, claims for the restitution or requests for the return of cultural objects may be submitted

In the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
(a) directly to the courts or other competent authorities of the declaring State; and
(c) through diplomatic or consular channels.

In the Republic of Srpska:
(a) directly to the courts or other competent authorities of the declaring State;
(b) through an authority or authorities designated by the declaring State to receive such claims and to forward them to the courts of other competent authorities of that State; and
(c) through diplomatic or consular channels.

In the Brcko District:
(a) directly to the courts or other competent authorities of the declaring State;
(b) through an authority or authorities designated by the declaring State to receive such claims and to forward them to the courts of other competent authorities of that State; and
(c) through diplomatic or consular channels.

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BOTSWANA

Flag of Botswana Botswana 

(AS 22.08.2017)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a)(b) The claims for restitution and requests for return of cultural objects brought by a State under Article 8 may be submitted directly to its courts or other competent authorities.

Related Articles

F. Shyllon, The Recovery of Cultural Objects by African States through the UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions and the Role of Arbitration, Unif. L. Rev. 2000-2, pp. 219-241.

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BRAZIL

Risultati immagini Brazil 

(AS 23.03.1999)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a) (Translated from Portuguese). As an addendum to Note Verbale No. 19, of 19 February 1999, in relation to Article 16 paragraph 1 of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, Brazil informs it that claims brought by other Contracting States for the return or restitution of cultural assets from Brazil may be submitted directly to the Brazilian courts or other competent authorities.

Text

DECRETO No 3.166, DE 14 DE SETEMBRO DE 1999

Convenção da UNIDROIT sobre Bens Culturais Furtados ou Ilicitamente Exportados, concluída em Roma, em 24 de junho de 1995.

Case Law and Case Comments

HABEAS CORPUS” Nº 2006.04.00.004416-9/RS

Cyro Annes, Case note on the criminal case involving an attempt of illicit export of cultural goods from Brazil to Uruguay, 1995 UNIDROIT AP, 2017.

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CAMBODIA

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(RT 11.07.2002)

Compulsory

Article 16(1)(c) (Translated from French). In accordance with article 16, paragraph 1 of the UNIDROIT Convention, requests for the return or claims for the restitution, of the cultural objects, brought by a State under Article 8, shall be transmitted to the Kingdom of Cambodia through the diplomatic or consular channels.

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CHINA

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(AS 07.05.1997)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a)(b) (Translated from Chinese). In accordance with Article 8 of the Convention, any claim submitted to China for the return or restitution of cultural objects may be submitted directly to a Chinese court, or indirectly to a Chinese court through an agency responsible for the administration of Chinese cultural objects.

Optional Declarations

Article 3(5) (Translated from Chinese).  Under the provisions of Article 3(5) of this Convention, China accepts a time limitation of 75 years for submission of claims for the return of cultural objects, and reserves the right to extend that time period in accordance wit the law.

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COLOMBIA

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(AS 14.06.2012)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(c) The Colombian State applies the procedure provided for paragraph 1 c) of Article 16 of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects namely, through diplomatic or consular channels, in order that other States Parties may, under Article 8 of the said Convention, submit their requests for return or restitution of cultural property to the Colombian authorities.

Article 17 (*)

Text

DIARIO OFICIAL – LEY 1304 DE 2009 (junio 3) por medio de la cual se aprueba el “Convenio de Unidroit sobre los Bienes Culturales Robados o Exportados Ilícitamente”, firmado en Roma el 24 de junio de 1995.

Legislative Procedure

Gaceta del Congreso – Senado y Camar

Sentencia C-125/11

Sentencia C-224/16

Articles

DERECHO INTERNACIONAL PRIVADO Y CONVENIO UNIDROIT DE 24 DE JUNIO DE 1995 SOBRE BIENES CULTURALES ROBADOS O EXPORTADOS ILEGALMENTE

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CROATIA

Risultati immagini per croatia flag Croatia

(RT 20.09.2000)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(c) (Translated from Italian).  In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 16 of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, the Republic of Croatia declares that  claims for the restitution of cultural property according to Article 8 of the Convention shall be submitted, through diplomatic or consular channels.

Article 17 (*)

Text

Dio NN: Međunarodni
Vrsta dokumenta: Ostalo
Izdanje: NN 5/2000
Broj dokumenta u izdanju: 46
Donositelj:ZASTUPNIČKI DOM HRVATSKOGA DRŽAVNOG SABORA
Datum tiskanog izdanja: 14.4.2000.
Dio NN: Međunarodni
Vrsta dokumenta: Ostalo
Izdanje: NN 6/2002
Broj dokumenta u izdanju: 80
Donositelj:MINISTARSTVO VANJSKIH
POSLOVA
Datum tiskanog izdanja: 10.5.2002.

Legislative Procedure

HRVATSKI DRŽAVNI SABOR ZASTUPNIČKI DOM ZAPISNIK DRUGE SJEDNICE ZASTUPNIČKOG DOMA HRVATSKOGA DRŽAVNOG SABORA održane 23., 24. i 25. II. i 15., 16., 17., 22., 23. i 24. III. 2000.

Application Membership EU – International circulation of cultural goods

NACIONALNI PROGRAM REPUBLIKE UNIJI HRVATSKE ZA PRIDRUŽIVANJE EUROPSKOJ
6.2.11. Slobodno kretanje kulturnih dobara

Literature – Exam – Accession to National Museum

Muzejsko-galerijska djelatnost –  Sadržaj ispita i popis literature za polaganje stručnih ispita u muzejskoj struci  

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CYPRUS

Risultati immagini per Cyprus flag Cyprus

(AS 02.03.2004)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a) and (2) The Government of the Republic of Cyprus, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 2 of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, hereby declares that claims of restitution, or request for the return, of cultural objects brought by the State under Article 8 may be submitted to it, directly through the District Courts.

Article 17 (*)

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DENMARK

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(AS 01.01.2011)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a) The Government of Denmark shall hereby in accordance with Article 16 in the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects declare that claims addressed to Denmark for the restitution, or requests for the return of cultural objects brought by a State under Article 8 in the Convention shall be submitted directly to the courts of Denmark.

Article 17 (*)

Optional Declarations

Article 14 The convention will not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

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ECUADOR

Risultati immagini per Ecuador flag Ecuador

(AS 26.11.1997)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a)(b)(c) The Government of the Republic of Ecuador declares that, in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of the agreement, the claims of restitution or return of stolen or illicitly exported cultural property, shall be submitted in accordance with the procedures provided in sections a), b), and c) of paragraph 1 of Article 16 of the Convention.

(2) The National Institute of Cultural Heritage (INPC) is the designated authority to receive complaints on restitution or return of cultural property in accordance with the provisions of Chapter III of the Convention.

Optional Declarations

Article 3(5) (Translated from Spanish).  The Government of the Republic of Ecuador declares that, with respect to Article 3 paragraph 5 of the Convention, for the State of Ecuador a request for the restitution of stolen cultural property shall be subject to a time limitation of seventy-five years.

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EL SALVADOR

Risultati immagini per El Salvador flag El Salvador

(AS 16.07.1999)

Declarations

Article 16(1)(c) With reference to Article 16, paragraph 1 of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, the States Parties to that Convention may submit their requests for the restitution of cultural objects directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador.

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FINLAND

Risultati immagini Finland

(RT 14.06.1999)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a)(b) The Government of Finland declares in accordance with Article 16 of the Convention that claims for the restitution, or requests for the return of cultural objects may be submitted in accordance with the procedure referred to in subparagraph 16 (1) (a).
(2) The Ministry of Justice is the authority designated to receive claims or requests under Chapter III of this Convention.

Optional Declarations

Article 13(3) The Government of Finland, being a member of the European Union, declares that under Article 13, paragraph 3, of the Convention, it will apply in its relations with other Contracting States which are members of the European Union the internal rules of the European Union and will not therefore apply in its relations with these Contracting States the provisions of this Convention the scope of which coincides with that of those rules.

Text

Lag 877/1999 om godkännande av vissa bestämmelser i Unidroit-konventionen om stulna eller olagligt exporterade kulturföremål och om tillämpningen av konventionenLaki 877/1999 varastetuista tai laittomasti maastaviedyistä kulttuuriesineistä tehdyn Unidroit’n yleissopimuksen eräiden määräysten hyväksymisestä ja yleissopimuksen soveltamisesta

Asetus 878/1999 varastetuista tai laittomasti maasta viedyistä kulttuuriesineistä tehdyn Unidroit’n yleissopimuksen voimaansaattamisesta sekä yleissopimuksen eräiden määräysten hyväksymisestä ja yleissopimuksen soveltamisesta annetun lain voimaantulosta

Förordningom 878/1999 ikraftträdande av Unidroit-konventionen om stulna eller olagligt exporteradekulturföremål och av lagen om godkännande av vissa bestämmelser i konventionen och om tillämpningen av konventionen

Legislative Procedure

RSv 300/1998 rd- RP 185/1998 rd

7998- 99 Lt – Rep.p~e-o. 6~cun6t.nJt. 7

National Board of Antiquities 

Internationella stadganden gällande utförsel av kulturföremål

Books

SOU 2005:003 Sveriges tillträde till 1995 års Unidroitkonvention om stulna eller olagligt utförda kulturföremål, Norstedts Juridik AB, 2005

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GREECE

Risultati immagini Greece

(AS 19.07.2007)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b) and (2) In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, the claims and requests must be submitted to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture/Directorate General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage which shall receive such claims or requests and forward them to the competent courts.

Optional Declarations

Article 13(3) The Hellenic Republic, being a Member of the European Union, declares that under Article 13, paragraph 3 of the Convention, it will apply in the European Union the relevant EU legislation to the extent that legislation covers matters to which the Convention applies.

Text

Νόμος 3348/2005 (ΦΕΚ 144/Α/23-6-2005)
Κύρωση της Σύμβασης Unidroit για τα κλαπέντα ή παρανόμως εξαχθέντα πολιτιστικά αγαθά.

Legislative Procedure 

ΝΟΜΟΘΕΤΙΚΟ ΕΡΓΟ

Έκθεση της Κοινοβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Εξωτερικών για το νομοσχέδιο που τιτλοφορείται «Ο περί της Σύμβασης περί Κλαπέντων ή Παρανόμως Εξαχθέντων Πολιτιστικών Αντικειμένων του Διεθνούς Ινστιτούτου για την Ενοποίηση του Διεθνούς Ιδιωτικού Δικαίου (Κυρωτικός) Νόμος του 2001»

Related Acts

ΑΙΤΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΕΚΘΕΣΗ στο σχέδιο νόμου «Προσαρμογή της ελληνικής νομοθεσίας προς τις διατάξεις της Οδηγίας 2014/60/ΕΕ του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου και του Συμβουλίου της 15ης Μαΐου 2014 σχετικά με την επιστροφή πολιτιστικών αγαθών που έχουν απομακρυνθεί παράνομα από το έδαφος κράτους-μέλους»

Cultural Heritage Law

ΝΟΜΟΘΕΣΙΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΚΛΗΡΟΝΟΜΙΑΣ

National Museums and Archives Policy

ΑΡΧΑΙΟΤΗΤΕΣ – ΜΟΥΣΕΙΑ

ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ ∆.Σ.Α.

Articles and Dissertations 

Επιστημονική Ημερίδα Ανακοινώσεων των Διπλωματικών Εργασιών των αποφοίτων του Προγράμματος Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών “Κράτος και Δημόσια Πολιτική” – Ακαδ.έτος : 2001-2002 – ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΑ ΜΕ ΤΗ ΔΙΠΛΩΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑ του Νίκου Λ. Λένου – Ιστορικού-Αρχαιολόγου – Στελέχους ΥΠ.ΠΟ-αποσπ.στο Σώμα Επιθεωρ.-Ελεγκτών Δημόσιας Διοίκησης Αποφοίτου Εθνικής Σχολής Δημόσιας Διοίκησης

ΤΟ ΝΟΜΙΚΟ ΚΑΘΕΣΤΩΣ ΤΩΝ ΑΦΑΙΡΕΘΕΝΤΩΝ ΓΛΥΠΤΩΝ – ΤΟΥ ΠΑΡΘΕΝΩΝΑ ΥΠΟ ΤΟ ΙΣΧΥΟΝ ΔΙΕΘΝΕΣ ΔΗΜΟΣΙΟ ΔΙΚΑΙΟ Δημητρίου ΚΟΥΡΤΗ, Δικηγόρου Λάρισας, ΜΔΕ ΔιεθνΔ ΑΠΘ, ESIL IGHIL R.M.

Η ΧΩΡΟΤΑΞΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΜΝΗΜΕΙΑΚΗΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΚΛΗΡΟΝΟΜΙΑΣ: ΚΑΤΕΥΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΥ ΣΕ ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΡΙΦΕΡΕΙΑΚΟ ΕΠΙΠΕΔΟ – Μ. ΠΑΠΑΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΥ, Ι. ΛΑΪΝΑΣ, ΧΡ. ΝΙΚΟΛΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ

Δάφνη Βουδούρη, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Παντείου Πανεπιστημίου, Ο νέος νόμος 3028/2002 υπό το φως των διεθνών και ευρωπαϊκών κανόνων για την προστασία της πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς

Η ΠΟΙΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΚΛΗΡΟΝΟΜΙΑΣ – Το προστατευόμενο έννομο αγαθό και η επίδρασή του στο αξιόποινο των εγκλημάτων του ν. 3028/2002

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GUATEMALA

Risultati immagini per guatemala flag Guatemala

(AS 03.09.2003)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b) (Translated from Spanish).  The Government of the Republic of Guatemala declares that, in accordance with article 16 of the Convention, claims for the restitution of stolen cultural objects, or for the return of illegally exported cultural objects may be brought under the procedure provided for in Article 16 (1) (b).
(2) The Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Guatemala shall be the authority designated to receive claims for the restitution or the return of cultural objects under Chapter III of the Convention.

Optional Declarations

Article 3(5) (Translated from Spanish). The Government of the Republic of Guatemala declares that, with respect to article 3 (5) of the Convention, for the State of Guatemala, a request for the restitution of stolen cultural objects shall be subject to a time limitation of 75 years.

Text

Decreto No 78-2002

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HONDURAS

Risultati immagini per honduras flag Honduras

(AS 27.08.2013)

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HUNGARY

Risultati immagini per hungary flag Hungary

(RT 08.05.1998)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(c) In accordance with Article 16, claims for the restitution, or requests for the return of cultural objects may be submitted through diplomatic or consular channels.
(2) In the Republic of Hungary the Ministry of Culture and Education shall forward the claims to the Capital Court, competent to settle the property claims.

Text

2001. évi XXVIII. törvény

Magyar Közlöny (2001.06.11)

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IRAN

Risultati immagini per iran flag Iran

(AS 22.06.2005)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a)(c) (Translated from Farsi). Claims for the restitution, or requests for the return, of cultural objects brought by a State Party to the Convention under Article 8 may be submitted under the following procedures: 1) directly to the courts; 2) through diplomatic or consular channels.

Text

قانون الحاق دولت جمهوری اسلامی ایران به کنوانسیون موسسه بین المللی یکنواخت سازی حقوق خصوصی پیرامون اشیاء فرهنگی مسروقه یا غیرقانونی خارج شدهتاریخ تصویب : 1379/05/30 مرجع تصویب : مصوبات مجلس شورا

تعداد

ماده : 1 

شناسنامه

تاریخ امضا : 1379/07/13 تاریخ انتشار : 1379/07/21 تاریخ تایید : 1379/06/23 شماره پرونده : 6/2722 روزنامه : 16206 

ادوار

دوره : 6 شماره جلد : 1

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ITALY

Risultati immagini Italy

(RT 11.10.1999)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a) and (2) The Government of the Italian Republic declares, pursuant to Article 16 of the Convention; that the claims for restitution or return of cultural property, stolen or illegally exported, will have to be brought before the Court of the place where the property is situated.  In case that place is unknown or the property is not in the State, the request is made before the Court of the place where the defendant is resident or domiciled or, if these are unknown, before that of the place of the defendant’s home.  If the defendant is a legal person or an unincorporated association, the provisions of Article 19 of the Italian Code of Civil Procedure will apply.

Optional Declarations

Article 3(5) (Translated from Italian). The provisions of the Convention and this Act shall not apply in the relations with the Contracting States which shall be governed by the European Union Directive 93/7/EEC of the Council of 15 March 1993, and subsequent amendments.

Text

Legge 7 giugno 1999, n. 213 

Legislative Procedure 

Camera dei Deputati – Atto n. 4315

Related Documents

Ministero degli Esteri: La Convenzione UNIDROIT del 1995, venti anni dopo la sua adozione: il Mediterraneo quale banco di prova

Articles

Negri-Clementi Studio Legale Associato (Italy) – Newsletter 1/2013

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LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Risultati immagini per lao democratic republic flag Lao People’s Democratic Republic

(AS 18.05.2017)

Declarations

Article 16(1)(c) In accordance with paragraph 1 (c) of Article 16 of the Convention, claims for the restitution or requests for the return of the cultural objects shall be submitted to the Government Lao People’s Democratic Republic through diplomatic or consular channels.

Article 17 (*)

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LITUANIA

Risultati immagini per lithuania flag Lithuania

(RT 04.04.1997)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b) and (2) Whereas it is provided in Article 16, paragraph 1 of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania is an authority which shall receive claims for the restitution, or requests for the return, of cultural objects, and shall forward them to the courts of the Republic of Lithuania.

Text

Įstatymas VIII-72 1997-01-14

Related Pages

LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS VALSTYBINĖ KULTŪROS PAVELDO KOMISIJA

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NEW ZELAND

Risultati immagini per New Zealand New Zealand

(AS 16.11.2006)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b) and (2) The Government of New Zealand declares that, in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 16 of the Convention, claims for the restitution or requests for the return of cultural objects brought by a State under Article 8 of the Convention may be submitted through the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage being an authority designated by New Zealand to receive such claims or requests; or through diplomatic or consular channels.

Text

PROTECTED OBJECTS AMENDMENT BILL 2005
Date of Introduction: 03 February 2005
Bills Digest No. 1214

Report of the Governments Administration Committees 

Metadata on the Committee

International treaty examination of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property 1970 and Organisation for the Unification of International Law Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects 1995

Protected Objects Amendment Bill Government Bill – As reported from the Government Administration Committee Commentary

International treaty examination of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (UNESCO, The Hague, 1954), and the First (1954) and Second (1999) Protocols to the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict 1954

Hansard Records

Tisch, Lindsay: Protected Objects Amendment Bill — First Reading
Tizard, Judith: Protected Objects Amendment Bill — First Reading
Okeroa, Mahara: Protected Objects Amendment Bill — Second Reading
Protected Objects Amendment Bill — First Reading
Ardern, Shane: Protected Objects Amendment Bill — In Committee
Finlayson, Christopher: Protected Objects Amendment Bill — Second Reading
Sharples, Pita: Protected Objects Amendment Bill — Third Reading
Protected Objects Amendment Bill — Second Reading
Protected Objects Amendment Bill — Third Reading
Protected Objects Amendment Bill — In Committee
Volume 624, Week 85 – Tuesday, 5 April 2005
Parliamentary Debates (HANSARD) – 1st session 47 parliament
48HansD_20060510.pdf
Volume 631, Week 14 – Wednesday, 10 May 2006
48HansD_20060725.pdf
Volume 632, Week 21 – Tuesday, 25 July 2006
Volume 632, Week 20 – Wednesday, 19 July 2006
48HansD_200607196.pdf
Volume 633, Week 22 – Wednesday, 2 August 2006
48HansD_20060804.pdf

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NIGERIA
NORWAY

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(AS 28.09.2011)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a) In accordance with Article 16(1)(a), claims for the restitution or requests for the return, of cultural objects brought by a State under Article 8, may be submitted directly to the courts or the other competent authorities of Norway.

Optional Declarations

Article 13(3) In accordance with Article 13, the internal EEA-rules shall apply within the European Economic Area.

Article 14 In accordance with Article 14, the Convention shall apply to the territory of the Kingdom of Norway and the Norwegian dependencies.

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PANAMA

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(AS 26.06.2009)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b)(c) (Translated from Spanish).  Claims for restitution or return of cultural goods, submitted by a State under Article 8 of the Convention, may be filed in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 16(1)(b) thereof, and in default, according to the provisions in Article 16(1)(c).

(2) Competent authorities for these purposes are the Ministry of Education, the National Cultural Institute (National Directorate of Historical Heritage) and those, which by law have jurisdiction over such offenses.

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PARAGUAY

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(RT 27.05.1997)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(c) (Translated from Spanish).  The Republic of Paraguay declares, in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, that requests for the return, or claims for the restitution, of cultural objects, brought by a State under Article 8, may be submitted to the Republic of Paraguay through diplomatic or consular channels.

Article 17 (*)

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PERU

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(RT 05.03.1998)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a)(c) (Translated from Spanish).  The Republic of Peru declares, in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, that requests for the return, or claims for the restitution, of cultural objects, brought by a State under Article 8, may be submitted to the Republic of Peru through judicial, diplomatic or consular channels.

Related pages

Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura, OEI – Tratados y convenios multilaterales en materia cultural ratificados por el país

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PORTUGAL

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(RT 19.07.2002)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b) The Portuguese Republic declares, in accordance with Article 16 of the Convention that claims for the restitution or requests for the return of cultural objects may be submitted by another State in accordance with the procedure referred to in subparagraph (b), paragraph 1 of the said article.

(2) The Polícia Judiciária (Criminal Police) is the authority designated to receive claims or requests formulated under Article 8 of the Convention.

Article 17 (*)

Text

Decreto do Presidente da República n.o 21/2000

Aviso n.o 80/2002

Resolução da Assembleia da República n.º 34/2000 Convenção do Unidroit sobre Bens Culturais Roubados ou Ilicitamente Exportados, assinada em Roma em 24 de Junho de 1995

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ROMANIA

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(RT 21.01.1998)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b) (Translated from French).  Under Article 16 of the Convention, Romania declares that requests for return or restitution of cultural property brought by a State under Article 8 may be submitted “through one or more designated authorities by the State to receive such requests and forward them to the courts or other competent authorities of this State.”

Article 17 (*)

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SLOVAKIA

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(AS 16.06.2003)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(c) The Slovak Republic declares that in accordance with the national law of the Slovak Republic only the procedure according to Article 16, paragraph 1, subparagraph (c) of the Convention may be applied.

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SLOVENIA

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(AS 08.04.2004)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b) and (2) In compliance with Article 16 of the Convention, the Ministry of Culture is the authority which shall receive claims for the restitution, or requests for the return, of cultural objects, and shall forward them to the courts of the Republic of Slovenia.

Text

Uradni list RS, št. 23/2004, stran. 3042

Uradni list RS, št. 126/03, ZVPOPKD

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SOUTH AFRICA

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(AS 09.01.2018)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b) In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 16 of the Convention, South Africa declares that claims for the restitution, or requests for the return, of cultural objects brought by a State under Article 8 may be submitted to it through diplomatic or consular channels.


SPAIN

Risultati immagini Spain

(AS 21.05.2002)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(b) (Translated from Spanish).  Requests for the restitution or return of cultural objects, submitted by a State in accordance with Article 8 of the Convention, may be submitted under the procedure provided for in Article 16 (b) of the Convention.
(2) For that purpose, the competent authority shall be understood to be the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport (General Directorate of fine arts and cultural objects).

Optional Declarations

Article 13(3) (Translation from Spanish) As a Member State of the European Union, Spain specifically declares that, in its relations with Contracting States which are also Member States of the Union, only the internal rules of the European Union shall apply and that therefore the provisions of this Convention, the scope of application of which coincides with that of those rules, shall not apply in respect of those relations.

Text

INSTRUMENTO de adhesión de España al Convenio de UNIDROIT sobre bienes culturales robados o exportados ilegalmente, hecho en Roma el 24 de junio de 1995

Publicado en: «BOE» núm. 248, de 16 de octubre de 2002, páginas 36366 a 36373 (8 págs.)

Articles

Alfonso-Luis Calvo Caravaca, DERECHO INTERNACIONAL PRIVADO Y CONVENIO UNIDROIT DE 24 DE JUNIO DE 1995 SOBRE BIENES CULTURALES ROBADOS O EXPORTADOS ILEGALMENTE 

SWEDEN

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(AS 22.06.2011)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16 In accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 16 of the Convention, requests for the return of illegally exported cultural objects and other related issues may be submitted directly to a general court, and claims for the restitution of stolen cultural objects and related issues may be submitted to a general court or to the Swedish Enforcement Authority.

Article 17 (*)

Optional Declarations

Article 13(3) In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Convention, Council Directive 93/7/EEC of 15 March 1993 on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State will still be applied with respect to States that are Contracting Parties to the European Economic Area Agreement when the scope of application of the Directive and the Convention coincide.

Text

Unidroitkonvention om återlämnande av stulna och olagligt exporterade kulturföremål – Kommittédirektiv 2003:178

Legislative Procedure 

Ds 2010:28 – Nya kapitel i kulturminneslagen – författningsändringar vid ett svenskt tillträde till Unidroit-konventionen om kulturföremål som stulits eller förts ut olagligt (Kulturdepartementet)

Articles 

Godtrosförvärvets vara eller icke vara – en rättsekonomisk analys av handeln med stulen konst

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THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

File:Flag proposal of Macedonia - 8.svg The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 

(AS 22.08.2013)

Compulsory Declarations

Article 16(1)(a)(c) In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 16 of the Convention, claims for the restitution or requests for the return of cultural objects may be submitted 1) directly to the courts of the declaring State; or 2)  through diplomatic or consular channels.

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TUNISIA

 

UNESCO Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws

The UNESCO Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws was launched in 2005 with the financial support of the US Department of State. It is the unique tool which allows a free and easy access to cultural heritage laws currently in force as well as a rapid consultation of other relevant national cultural rules and regulations.

2756 laws of 188 Member States are published on the Database website. There have been 10,812 researches and 1,196.049 impressions in the last three months.

By compiling on the Internet the national laws of the Member States, UNESCO offers all stakeholders (governments, customs, art dealers, organizations, lawyers, buyers …) a complete source of information easily accessible. If legal question about the origin of an object (stolen, looted, exported, imported or acquired illegally), it is indeed useful to quickly check the relevant national legislation.

The UNESCO Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws allows searching:

  •  National legislation for the protection of cultural heritage in general;
  •  Certificates for export and / or import cultural property (on request);
  • Translations, official or otherwise, of national laws and certificates;
  •  Details of the competent national authorities in the field of cultural heritage;
  • The addresses of the official national websites dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage.