The Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property eventually enters into force:  A new tool to the arsenal of international criminal law responses to the trafficking of cultural property

Author: Athina Chanaki
Published: 14.04.2022
In the face of the dramatic events taking place over the last few weeks as a result of the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine, it is hard to trace any positive developments in the field of international law. This being so, taking into account that cultural property is often a target during armed conflicts, either deliberately or as a collateral damage (on the case of Ukraine, see here), the entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property, on the 1st of April 2022, should definitely count as a positive one. The Convention entered into…