FIMC - Cultural property: what means for the settlement of international disputes? (2019)
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On Friday 25th October, 2019 at the Auditorium of the Chamber of Commerce of Florence a conference was held on: "Cultural property: what means for the settlement of international disputes?".
The event, co-organized by the Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC), the international mediation service of the Florence Chamber of Commerce, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, has been focused on international disputes related to artworks and cultural heritage and most effective methods to solve them, including ADR instruments.
A very current topic that has actracted the interest of international law practitioners and academics. Authoritative speakers from many countries and close to 200 attendees have participated. The event has been organized in the framework of the existing cooperation agreement between the Florence Chamber of Commerce and the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
Part I (15:27) - Dario Nardella speech - The Mayor of the City of Florence Mr Dario Nardella delivers his welcome address.
Part II (26:24) - Mr Francesco Rutelli, former Italian Minister of Culture, addresses on "The Italian Cultural Diplomacy: Success Stories in the Heritage Protection and Return Policies".
Part III (38:07) - Professor Attila M. Tanzi delivers his speech on "The Means for the Settlement of International Cultural Property Disputes: Methods, Problems and Prospects".
Part IV (13:02) - L'intervento di Simona Pasquinucci, storica dell'arte Presso le Gallerie degli Uffizi, sulla restituzione del "Vaso di fiori" di Jan Van Huysum.
Part V (13:02) - Mr Enrico Frascione, President of the Italian Antiquarians Association, addresses the issues of "The Antiques Market".
Part VI (1:51:17) - Session 2: Negotiation and Mediation of Cultural Property Disputes - moderated by Professor Tullio Scovazzi:
- "International Law and the Prevention of Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property" - Tural Mustafayev, Associate Programme Specialist in the Culture and Emergencies Entity of the UNESCO Culture Sector
- "The Return and Restitution of Cultural Property in the Context of UNESCO and the UN" - Artemis Papathanassiou, Attorney at Law and Senior Legal Advisor at the MFA of Greece, Athens
- "Mediation of Cultural Property Disputes" - Frank Lord, Partner and Co-Chair of the Art Law Practice Group, Herrick Feinstein LLP, New York
- "Negotiation in Cultural Property" - Manlio Frigo, University of Milan; of Counsel at Bonelli Erede
Part VII (1:14:48) - Session 3: Arbitration of Cultural Property Disputes - moderated by Evgeniya Goriatcheva:
- "Pros and Cons of Arbitration" - Lorraine De Germiny, Partner, LALIVE, Geneva
- "Holocaust-Era Cases on the Example of the Republic of Austria vs. Altmann Dispute over Paintings by Gustav Klimt" - Andreas Noedl, Law Office, Vienna
- "International Arbitration: Distinguishing and Expanding Dispute Resolution Options" - Elizabeth Varner, Museum Director, US National Coast Guard Museum; Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; and Neutral (Arbitration and Mediation)
More information about the program in the flyer here (pdf): 20191025.pdf
Videos kindly provided by the Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC)