Social Norms and Illicit Cultural Heritage
Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law (Francesco Francioni & James Gordley eds. 2013, Oxford University Press)
22 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2012
Real change has emerged in the struggle to prevent the theft of art and heritage. In the late 1960s, awareness was raised over the problems posed by looting and the trade, and international and domestic laws were strengthened to respond to these threats. Reform in the law can certainly enact powerful change. However, before we propose even more legal solutions, we should consider the efficacy of reforms that previous transformations in the law have made.
Keywords: cultural heritage, looting, illicit cultural property, antiquities, heritage law
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