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Handbook on the Law of Cultural Heritage and International Trade

Edited by James A.R. Nafziger and Robert Kirkwood Paterson, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014, 672 pages, ISBN 978 1 78100 734 1

The Handbook on the Law of Cultural Heritage and International Trade offers a collection of original writings by leading scholars and practitioners in the exciting, rapidly developing field of cultural heritage law. The detailed essays are the product of a multi-year project of the Committee on Cultural Heritage Law of the International Law Association.

Following a comprehensive introduction to cultural heritage law, the book turns to the core topic of international trade. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the 1970 UNESCO Convention on illegal trafficking in cultural material formed the foundation for progressive development of an impressive and still-evolving legal framework. Building on these and other instruments, the essays focus on import and export controls within specific national legal regimes (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the USA). The concluding chapters contextualize additional important issues such as human rights, pluralism and nationalism from a broader, global perspective. Innovative in its combination and international dimensions of the subject, the book provides a ready, well documented reference to national and international regimes of control and a scholarly source for teaching and further research.

Therefore, the book will be an invaluable resource for students, professors and practitioners of trade law, cultural heritage law and general international law.

For more information or to obtain the book, please contact: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., The Lypiatts, 15 Lansdown Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL50 2JA, UK; www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?id=15010