Improving the Principle of Cooperation against Illegal Movement of Cultural Property
Article from: TDM 5 (2013), in Art and Heritage Disputes in International and Comparative Law
On 13th January 2009, Italy returned to Bulgaria 2,200 archaeological objects that had been taken from illegal excavations. This article aims at demonstrating that this and another analogous cases contribute to the affirmation and the progressive development of the principle of cooperation against illegal movement of cultural property. This principle is a very important one since it allows, inter alia, the treatment of cases that are not covered by the existing international and European instruments. This article will describe the restitution of the 2,200 archaeological objects, ...