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Guido Carducci speaks at the European Parliament as an expert on ‘Cross-border restitution claims of works of art & cultural goods looted in armed conflicts and wars’

Guido Carducci, Professor, Attorney, Arbitrator, Former UNESCO Chief International Standards Section and Parthenon Marbles Mediator (Carducci Arbitration & Art Law, Paris, London, Rome) speaks as an expert and moderated a panel before the Legal Committee of the European Parliament on “Cross-border restitution claims of works of art and cultural goods looted in armed conflicts and wars”

Prof. Dr. Guido Carducci, Esq. is a leading expert in international art and cultural property, in particular in the area of restitution claims of stolen, looted, illegally exported art and cultural property.

In particular, Guido has served as Chief, International Standards Section, UNESCO (HQ Paris) and was responsible for i) international-standard setting with regard to 192 Member States in art and cultural property law; ii) the UNESCO Conventions (and soft-law instruments) on art and cultural property; iii) the UNESCO Return and Restitution Intergovernmental Committee. He's acted as Mediator between the UK and the Greek Governments concerning the restitution of the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum; prepared the first draft and was responsible for the intergovernmental negotiation of the UNESCO Draft Declaration of Principles Relating to Cultural Objects Displaced in Connection with the Second World War; and published two books and forty articles, in particular, a monograph on international restitution claims of stolen or illegally exported cultural property and some fifteen articles on international art and cultural property law. 

Main Variables and a Hypothetical Draft Instrument on the Return of Looted Cultural Objects in Connection to the Second World War

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