Contribution of police to the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural objects: its role in the preservation of the world cultural heritage
This dissertation was written as part of the MA in Art, Law and Economy at the International Hellenic University. Among the important players in the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural goods is police, both in domestic and international level. This dissertation aims to document initially the legal framework and the relative international instruments on the means of prohibiting and preventing the illicit trade of cultural property within domestic and international level . Emphasis will be given to the institutional initiatives that have been established both in international and European level. In addition, our intention is to represent the existence of specialized units of police in some countries. We endeavour to examine organisational structure, their role model and their function . Finally, our endeavour is oriented to formulate conclusions about police action in the area of world heritage preservation.
Cultural property--Protection--Law and legislation