Activities and Priorities Dept. Justice Private International Law 2007

3. LOW PRIORITIES

a. Convention on the Return of Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects (Unidroit)

[224] This Convention, to which 27 States are party, was finalised under the auspices of Unidroit in June 1995. It sets out rules for the restitution or return of stolen or illegally exported cultural objects, subject to certain limitation periods. The Convention also provides for compensation of bona fide purchasers and addresses the issue of the proper jurisdiction in which to bring a claim. An explanatory report on the Convention and its implementation is available on the Unidroit website.

[225] Action required in Canada: When requested, assist the Department of Canadian Heritage in the consultations.

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