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The Settlement of International Cultural Heritage Disputes

Alessandro Chechi


The international practice of the past forty years shows the proliferation of a great variety of disputes concerning tangible cultural heritage. These mostly consist of inter-State and private claims about artworks stolen or illegally exported, and controversies regarding the protection of monuments and cultural spaces, not only from war-like situations, but also from non-violent processes, such as the realization of investment projects. This book discusses whether an improvement in the manner in which these disputes are dealt with may enhance the international protection of cultural heritage. ... More

Keywords: tangible cultural heritage, dispute settlement, international law, cross-fertilization, international courts, domestic courts, alternative dispute resolution, common rules of adjudication, lex culturalis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703990
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703990.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alessandro Chechi, author
Post-doctoral researcher, Art-Law Centre, University of Geneva