Commentary

201 Borrowing country subscribing to the Unidroit Convention

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| Commentary

201 Borrowing country subscribing to the Unidroit Convention

| Commentary

201 Borrowing country subscribing to the Unidroit Convention

There is in existence at least one further and major international convention on the return of unlawfully-removed cultural objects, to which the United Kingdom does not at present subscribe. That convention is the 1995 Unidroit Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects1. Chapter II of the Unidroit Convention gives a direct right of action to victims of thefts of cultural objects2. The Unidroit Convention states that the possessor of a stolen cultural object shall return it3 and defines ‘stolen’ to include objects that have been unlawfully excavated or lawfully excavated and

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