Addressing the Trafficking of Cultural Property Through the Public or Private Law Nexus

Thu 6 - Fri 7 Jun 2024, 09:30 - 17:00

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Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, University of Kent
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The illegal buying and selling of cultural property and the commercialisation of the past are hardly recent issues. To tackle this problem, various international, regional, and local groups, along with both public and private organisations, have put in place different rules and measures which has resulted in a complex web of guidelines aimed at controlling the trade. However, very few legal experts have delved into this intricate system that spans across public laws (which govern the actions of governments and international bodies) and private laws (which govern individual actions). Our conference will bring together academics from all over the world who specialise in both public and private law, along with stakeholders committed to fighting trafficking. We will focus on the restructuring of these rules and standards, with the goal of improving how public and private laws intersect to enhance the overall regulatory framework.

Conference convenor:

  • Dr Sophie Vigneron, University of Kent

Speakers across the two-day conference include:

  • Professor Pascal Beauvais, Pantheon-Sorbonne University
  • Professor Clementine Bories, University Capitole
  • Tiziano Coiro, INTERPOL
  • Dr Jorge Sanchez Cordero, Mexican Center of Uniform Law
  • Dr Marie Cornu, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique
  • Professor Gao Sheng, Shangdong University of Science and Technology
  • Professor Patty Gerstenblith, De Paul University
  • Dr Giuditta Giardini, UNIDROIT
  • Mark Harrison, Historic England 
  • Associate Professor Shanchen Hu, Minzu University of China
  • Professor Alicja Jagielska-Burduk, UNESCO / Opole University
  • Dr Charlotte Joy, UNESCO
  • Professor Li Weifang, East China University of  Political Science and Law
  • Angela Martins, Africa Union
  • Matt Rabagliati, UNESCO
  • Dr Sophie Vigneron, University of Kent
  • Professor Ana Filipa Vrdoljak, UNESCO / University Technology
  • Professor Yunxia Wang, Cultural Heritage Law Institute, RUC Law School / UNESCO / Renmin University

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