Details of Treaty No.119

European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property
Title European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property
Reference ETS No.119
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.
Summary

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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