The Research Team of the Project HEURIGHT and Editorial Board of the Santander Art and Culture Law Review are pleased to announce their first international conference ‘The Return of Cultural Objects within the European Union – Implementing the Directive 2014/60/EU’.
The event will be held at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland) on Monday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016. It aims to debate the foundations, implementing process and future functioning of the Directive 2014/60/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 15 May 2014 on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012.
It also seeks to discuss this new EU instrument for the return of unlawfully exported cultural objects within the broader system of protection applicable to national treasures. In particular, it should explore the relationship between the Directive 2014/60/EU and the EC Regulation 116/2009 vis-à-vis other legal instruments regulating the circulation of cultural objects in Europe, including the 1970 UNESCO Convention and the 1995 Unidroit Convention.
In addition, the evolving EU regime will be discussed in the context of international trade in cultural material, by analyzing the approaches taken by cultural heritage law scholars, as well as art market specialists and policy and law enforcement experts. Hence, the conference is designed to clarify the reform of the EU system for the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State and analyze it within the wider context of international trade and cultural heritage.
Papers presented at the conference will be published in the Santander Art & Culture Law Review 2016 vol. 2, issue 2.
If you wish to attend, please register by March 11th, 2016 at email@example.com.