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Handbook on the Law of Cultural Heritage and International Trade

Edited by James A.R. Nafziger, Thomas B. Stoel Professor of Law and Director of International Programs, Willamette University, College of Law, US and Robert Kirkwood Paterson, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada
This Handbook offers a collection of original writings by leading scholars and practitioners in the exciting, rapidly developing field of cultural heritage law. The detailed essays are the product of a multi-year project of the Committee on Cultural Heritage Law of the International Law Association.
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78100 733 4
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  • Law - Academic
  • Cultural Heritage and Art Law
  • International Economic Law, Trade Law
This Handbook offers a collection of original writings by leading scholars and practitioners in the exciting, rapidly developing field of cultural heritage law. The detailed essays are the product of a multi-year project of the Committee on Cultural Heritage Law of the International Law Association.

Following a comprehensive introduction to cultural heritage law, the book turns to the core topic of international trade. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and a 1970 UNESCO convention on illegal trafficking in cultural material formed the foundation for progressive development of an impressive and still-evolving legal framework. Building on these and other instruments, the essays focus on import and export controls within specific national legal regimes. Concluding chapters contextualize additional important issues – including human rights, pluralism and nationalism – from a broader, global perspective. Innovative in its combination of comparative and international dimensions of the subject, this book provides a ready, well-documented reference to national and international regimes of control and a scholarly source for teaching and further research.

Students, professors and practitioners of trade law, cultural heritage law and general international law will find this Handbook an invaluable resource.
‘There is a sad dearth of writings on ‘Cultural Heritage’ with just two or three other books on this topic, the best, by far, being Elgar’s Handbook on the Law of Cultural Heritage and International Trade. I have seen no other book on this subject that even links International Trade Law with this subject and so the two Editors, Professors Nafziger and Paterson are to be hugely commended for this exciting and scholarly legal Masterpiece, a true Handbook in the true sense of the word.’
– Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer
Contributors: T. Adlercreutz, E. Beccerril, M. Beukes, J. Blake, K. Chamberlain, P. Conlan, M. Cornu, P. Davies, J. Ding, T. Einhorn, F. Fiorentini, C. Forrest, M. Frigo, K. Hausler, A. Jakubowski, O. Jakubowski, T. Kono, S. Kozai, E.N. Moustaira, P. Myburgh, J.A.R. Nafziger, R.K. Paterson, M.-A. Renold, B. Schönenberger, K. Siehr, A.F. Vrdoljak
Contents:

1. Cultural Heritage Law
James A.R. Nafziger and Robert Kirkwood Paterson

2. International Trade in Cultural Material
James A.R. Nafziger and Robert Kirkwood Paterson

3. Australia
Craig Forrest

4. Canada
Robert Kirkwood Paterson

5. China
James Ding

6. France
Marie Cornu

7. Germany
Kurt Siehr

8. Greece
Elina N. Moustaira

9. Ireland
Patricia Conlan

10. Israel
Talia Einhorn

11. Italy
Manlio Frigo

12. Japan
Shigeru Kozai and Toshiyuki Kono

13. Mexico
Ernesto Becerril

14. New Zealand
Piers Davies and Paul Myburgh

15. Poland
Andrzej Jakubowski and Olgierd Jakubowski

16. South Africa
Margaret Beukes

17. Sweden
Thomas Adlercreutz

18. Switzerland
Marc-André Renold and Beat Schönenberger

19. Turkey
Janet Blake

20. United Kingdom
Kevin Chamberlain and Kristin Hausler

21. United States
James A.R. Nafziger

22. Controls on the Export of Cultural Objects and Human Rights
Kevin Chamberlain and Ana Vrdoljak

23. Foreign Culture: Export Controls on Material of Foreign Origin
Robert K. Paterson and Marc-André Renold

24. A Legal Pluralist Approach to International Trade in Cultural Objects
Francesca Fiorenti

Index