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Now for Sale on Facebook: Looted Middle Eastern Antiquities

May 9th, 2019|Geen categorie|

Ancient treasures pillaged from conflict zones in the Middle East are being offered for sale on Facebook, researchers say, including items that may have been looted by Islamic State militants. Facebook groups advertising the items grew rapidly during the upheaval of the Arab Spring and the ensuing wars, which created unprecedented opportunities for traffickers, said [...]

EU adopts new rules on cultural heritage imports

April 10th, 2019|Geen categorie|

Regulation is designed to protect against smuggling and cut off a source of terrorist financing The European Council yesterday adopted new rules to clamp down on the illicit trafficking in cultural goods, including a requirement for import licences on artefacts more than 250 years old. The EU says the regulation is designed to “ensure the [...]

Four fragments of looted frescoes from occupied Cyprus return home

January 21st, 2019|Media Reports on Walk of Truth Activities|

Four fragments of looted frescoes from the Turkish occupied part of Cyprus were handed over to the Republic of Cyprus after they have been recovered by international NGO Walk of Truth.  A special event took place on Monday at the Embassy of Cyprus in the Hague and the frescoes were accepted by Transport, Communications and [...]

Government ratifies Hague Convention on protecting cultural property

September 12th, 2017|Geen categorie|

Press release   The Government has today formalised its commitment to protecting cultural property in times of war by ratifying the 1954 Hague Convention and acceding to its two Protocols, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism John Glen has announced. The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed [...]

Empowering Refugees

May 4th, 2017|Videos and Photos|

Culture Crime Watchers Worldwide Embraces Refugees. Migrants and refugees can play an important role in salvaging the heritage of the countries they have been forced to leave. The refugee’s instant concerns are material – food, shelter, clothing. But the loss of home and identity is a great source of suffering in the longer term – [...]

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