1097. Iraqi cultural property.

Under European Union (EU) law there is prohibited the import of or the introduction into the territory of the EU of, the export of or removal from the territory of the EU of, and the dealing in, Iraqi cultural property and other items of archaeological, historical, cultural, rare scientific and religious importance, if they have been illegally removed from locations in Iraq1.

The importation or exportation2 of any item of illegally removed Iraqi cultural property3 is prohibited4. Any person5 who holds or controls any item of illegally removed Iraqi cultural property must cause the transfer of that item to a

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