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Cultural Property Law and Restitution

A Commentary to International Conventions and European Union Law Irini Stamatoudi, LL.M., Ph.D., Attorney at Law
This invaluable book, for the first time, brings together the international and European Union legal framework on cultural property law and the restitution of cultural property. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience of international disputes, it provides a very comprehensive and useful commentary.
Extent: 416 pp
Hardback Price: $167.00 Web: $150.30
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 661 8
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  • Law - Academic
  • European Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Public International Law
This invaluable book, for the first time, brings together the international and European Union legal framework on cultural property law and the restitution of cultural property. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience of international disputes, it provides a very comprehensive and useful commentary.

Theories of cultural nationalism and cultural internationalism and their founding principles are explored. Irini Stamatoudi also draws on soft law sources, ethics, morality, public feeling and the role of international organisations to create a complete picture of the principles and trends emerging today.

This book will be highly useful to academics, postgraduate students, practitioners and policy makers in the field of cultural heritage or cultural property law. It will also be of great interest to those researching in the areas of museum studies or cultural diplomacy.
‘This book offers a refreshing view on cultural property law and the issue of the restitution of cultural property. The author combines an in depth analysis of the relevant international and European instruments with a clear vision of the purpose and goals of this area of law. This leads not only to a well-structured and complete overview of the area that is extremely legible, but also to a well balanced view on where policy in this area should lead us.’
– Paul L.C. Torremans, University of Nottingham, UK
Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Cultural Property and Restitution: The Theories of Cultural Nationalism and Cultural Internationalism 2. International Conventions 3. European Union Law 4. Other Sources of Regulation and the Role of International Organisations 5. Dispute Resolution in Cultural Property Cases 6. Evolution and Basic Trends Conclusion Bibliography Index