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Cross-border Claims to Cultural Objects

  • E. Campfens
Datum
donderdag 11 november 2021
Tijd
Locatie
Academiegebouw
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

Promotor(en)

Samenvatting

Cultural objects have a protected status on account of their intangible value, as symbols of an identity. This has been so since the early days of international law, and today there is an extensive legal framework that ensures this protection. Yet, when it comes to claims by former owners to items such as Nazi-looted art, colonial booty, or more recently looted antiquities, the situation is less straightforward. On the one hand, such claims are often not supported by positive law at all. On the other hand, non-binding regulations urge present possessors to find `just' solutions to claims – not as a legal obligation but as a matter of morality. This raises a fundamental question: if we believe that the application of the law leads to injustice, is it not time to change the way the law is applied?

This study explores how cross-border claims to cultural objects fit in the wider legal framework, and where blind spots or clashes occur. Its aim is to identify new directions that can help further develop this field, with the ultimate aim of fostering just solutions within the legal framework.

  • Prof.dr. N.J. Schrijver
  • Prof.dr. W.J. Veraart (VU Amsterdam)

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