Tag Archives: Italy

Switzerland: Repatriation of 68 Cultural Artefacts to Italy

Posted on: March 26, 2014 by Nina M. Neuhaus

In early March, the Public Prosecutor of the Canton of Basle-City transferred the last 68 out of a total of 4,536 cultural artefacts to Italy. This concludes long lasting proceedings in international mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. In 2000, the Italian authorities had requested Switzerland’s mutual legal assistance in criminal proceedings against an antiquities […]

Italy threatens to sue UK liquidator

Posted on: February 6, 2014 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The Art Newspaper has reported that Italy is threatening to sue the liquidator of the assets of the disgraced antiquities dealer Robin Symes if the liquidator fails to provide information in relation to a cache of around 700 ancient objects which the Italian authorities claim left the country illegally. It is reported that Italy believes that […]