Commentary

199 Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2003

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
| Commentary

199 Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2003

| Commentary

199 Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2003

The Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) Order 20031, made pursuant to a resolution of the United Nations Security Council2, creates two criminal offences relating to cultural objects unlawfully removed from Iraq. Those offences are dealing in cultural objects that have been illegally removed from Iraq since 6 August 19903, and being in possession or control of such objects and failing to cause their transfer to a constable4. Both of them have a significant potential impact on those persons and institutions that lend and borrow cultural objects.

‘Dealing’ is defined in similar manner to the equivalent

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