February 12, 2005
The Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation has recently completed its 13th session in Paris, where amongst other things they took note of continuing co-operation between the British Museum & Greek Museums over the return of the Parthenon Marbles – I’m not at all sure what this co-operation is referring to though, & they don’t seem to have any full transcripts of the meeting available at the moment.
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Promoting the Return of Cultural Property
PARIS, FRANCE.- The Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation has expressed its concern over the continued pillaging of cultural objects in Iraq and urged UNESCO and its partners, ICOM, INTERPOL and the Italian Caribinieri, to continue their efforts to stem the illicit trafficking of Iraqi cultural heritage. The Committee, comprising 22 Member States, is responsible for seeking ways and means of facilitating bilateral negotiations for the restitution or return of cultural property to its countries of origin, and promoting such restitution.
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