February 10, 2016

A Conference on Cultural Heritage Law at Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University Law Center is hosting the Intersections in International Cultural Heritage Law Center conference, March 29-30, 2016. Here is a description of the event from co-organizers Anne-Marie Carstens and Elizabeth Varner.
Speakers from across the world will address the primary points of intersection between cultural heritage law and international law, including international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, restraints on the illicit international trade in cultural artifacts, and international human rights. Professor Patty Gerstenblith (DePaul) will deliver a lunch keynote discussing the recent history of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq. Sir Frank Berman (Oxford), with Professor Roger O'Keefe (UCL) as discussant, will deliver the concluding keynote on the Case Concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Interpretation) (Cambodia v. Thailand) decided in 2013 by the International Court of Justice.

To register, view the conference program, and find transportation and discounted hotel information, please visit the conference website.   The event is free, but advance registration is required. The conference website and program will be updated with additional details as they become available. The conference is co-sponsored by the Cultural Heritage & the Arts Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and by the Georgetown Art Law Society.

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