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The Recovery of Stolen Art

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ISBN13: 9789041196583
ISBN: 9041196587
Published: April 1998
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Out Of Print.
This volume represents an important academic and practical initiative. It comprises a collection of essays by eminent academics and practitioners examining in detail the law relating to the recovery of stolen works of art and antiquities. The timing of the publication coincides with public debate on both the national and international fronts of issues of ethics, law and morality relating to the return of looted, stolen and unlawfully excavated art works.

The UNIDROIT Convention will enter into force later this year, and a number of countries are actively considering its adoption. This consideration itself forces examination of the current regimes, since the Convention itself will not be retroactive in force.

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Subjects:
Art and Cultural Heritage Law
Contents:
Tables of Cases. Table of Statutes. Preface.
1. Statutory, Forensic and Ethical Initiatives in the Recovery of Stolen Art and Antiquities
N. Palmer.
2. Conversion, Trespass and Title to Art Works
N. Palmer.
3. Tracing and Recovering Stolen Art or the Proceeds of Sale
J. Ulph.
4. Exploiting the Weaker Party: Unconscionable, Unequal and Disadvantageous Transactions in Art
Sir Anthony Mason.
5. Selling, Giving and Acquiring Works of Art in Breach of Trust
D.J. Hayton.
6. Improving Stolen Art
N. Palmer, A. Hudson.
7. Time Limits in Actions to Recover Stolen Art
R. Redmond-Cooper.
8. Insurance of Works of Art: Principles, Practice and Problems
J. Adams.
9. Rewards for the Return of Lost or Stolen Property: The Civil and Criminal Law
Sir John Smith.
10. Recovering Stolen Art: Practical Recovery Issues and the Role of the Law Enforcement Agencies
C. Hill.
11. The Work of the International Art and Antiques Loss Register
J. Radcliffe.
12. Dealers, Ethics and Theft
P. O'Keefe.
13. UNESCO and UNIDROIT: A Partnership Against Trafficking in Cultural Objects
L. Prott.
14. The Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Event of Armed Conflict: The Cyprus Experience
N. Augustinos.