Commentary

200 Borrowing country subscribing to the UNESCO Convention

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200 Borrowing country subscribing to the UNESCO Convention

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(j) Objects loaned from the United Kingdom to overseas countries

200 Borrowing country subscribing to the UNESCO Convention

Where an object is loaned from a museum in England or Wales to an overseas country where the UNESCO Convention1 is in force, the vulnerability of that object to third party claims within the country of temporary location will depend in large part on the measures that country has taken to implement the Convention. Different countries have enacted the Convention by different means. Swiss law, for example, now allows a 30-year limitation period for the recovery of unlawfully removed cultural objects2, whereas

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