This year’s first issue brings an array of articles, conference reports and a book review.
Maja Dehouck discusses the regulation of illicit trafficking of cultural property at EU level, focusing on the new restrictions on the import of cultural goods into the EU adopted by the European Parliament earlier this year.
Lucie Lambrecht and Zacharias Mawick explore recent developments in Belgium regarding the law of treasure. The proposed civil code reforms will impose further duties and conditions on the lucky finders.
The fascinating topic of treasure is the subject of a new book on the law in this area by A.G. Guest which is reviewed by IAL Senior Fellow, Geoffrey Bennett.
Lindsey Blair discusses Holocaust-era looted art in the US, looking at the implementation of the Washington Principles and the impact of the more recent Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act (HEAR Act 2016), asking what role ADR mechanisms might play in resolving these thorny disputes.
Julia Rodrigues Casella Hommes brings the conversation on moral rights to the shores of Brazil and tackles the legal challenges in the application of these tricky rights under Brazilian law.
In another sunny climate, Nicholas de Gaetano takes us to Malta for a discussion of the latest restrictions on the movement of cultural property under Maltese law.
A thought-provoking day at IAL’s last Study Forum, in late February, which covered a wide range of lectures on various current topics in art law, is summarised by Emily Gould.
Chris King rounds up a day of interdisciplinarity at the Art, Law and Politics Symposium, held at Cambridge University in early March, where the theme of the day was the very topical area of restitution and repatriation.
To stay updated on all art law matters, be sure to stay tuned to our IAL blog, where you can find posts on all aspects of the area and commentary on the latest stories as they develop.