Details of Treaty No.119
|Title||European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property|
|Opening of the treaty||Delphi, 23/06/1985 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States|
|Entry into Force||- 3 Ratifications.|
Based on the concept of common responsibility and solidarity in the protection of European cultural heritage, the Convention aims to protect cultural property against criminal activities. To achieve this objective the Parties undertake to enhance public awareness of the need for protection, to co-operate in the prevention of offences against cultural property, to acknowledge the seriousness of such offences and to provide for adequate sanctions or measures with a view to co-operating in the prevention of offences relating to cultural property and in the discovery of cultural property removed.
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