Legal instruments

Ceramic Tile, Turizi Compound (Damascus), Islamic era (15th century AD) @ Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums, Damascus. Included in ICOM Red List of Syria.

Ceramic Tile, Turizi Compound (Damascus), Islamic era (15th century AD) @ Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums, Damascus. Included in ICOM Red List of Syria.

UNESCO

  • 1954 Convention for the Protecting of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, with Regulations for the Execution of the 1954 Convention  – EN
    • First Protocol, The Hague, 14 May 1954 – EN
    • Second Protocol, The Hague, 26 March 1999 – EN
  • 1956 Recommendation on International Principles Applicable to Archaeological Excavations – EN
  • 1962 Recommendation concerning the Safeguarding of Beauty and Character of Landscapes and sites – EN
  • 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property – EN
  • 1972 Convention concerning the Protecting of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage – EN
  • 1978 Recommendation for the protection of Movable Cultural Property – EN
  • 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage – EN 
  • 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage – EN
  • 2015 Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property 1970 – EN

UNIDROIT

UNESCO-UNIDROIT

  • 2011 Model Legislative Provisions on State Ownership of Undiscovered Cultural Objects – EN

UNODC

  • 2000 United Nations Convention against Transnational organized Crime and the Protocols thereto – EN
  • International Guidelines for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Responses with Respect to Trafficking in Cultural Property and Other Related Offences. Resolution adopted by General Assembly on 18 December 2014. A/RES/69/196 – EN
  • Strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice responses to protect cultural property, especially with regard to its trafficking. Resolution adopted by General Assembly on 18 December 2013. A/RES/68/186 – EN
  • Strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice responses to protect cultural property, especially with regard to its trafficking. Resolution adopted by General Assembly on 19 December 2011. A/RES/66/180 – EN
  • Combating transnational organise crime against cultural property. Resolution adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime held in Vienna from 18 to 22 October 2010 – EN
  • Resolution by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Crime prevention and criminal justice responses to protect cultural property, especially with regard to its trafficking. 22 July 2010 – EN
  • ECOSOC Resolution. Protection against trafficking in cultural property. 28 July 2008 – EN
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