Social Norms and Illicit Cultural Heritage
Houston College of Law
October 1, 2012
Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law (Francesco Francioni & James Gordley eds. 2013, Oxford University Press)
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: cultural heritage, looting, illicit cultural property, antiquities, heritage law
Date posted: July 26, 2013