A member state1 has a right of action against the possessor2 or, failing him, the holder3, for the return4 of a cultural object5 which has been unlawfully removed from its territory6. Proceedings under these provisions may not, however, be brought if removal from the national territory of the member state is no longer unlawful at the time when they are to be initiated7.
Proceedings must be brought in the High Court8. The document initiating the proceedings must be accompanied by a document describing the object covered by the request and stating that it is a cultural object9, and a declaration
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