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Two Albums Documenting Nazi Art Theft Discovered

April 3, 2012


During World War II, the Nazis recorded the cultural property and paintings they seized into catalogs. The catalogs have photographs of each confiscated item and were used for Hitler to choose which ones he wanted for his personal collection. Historians estimate there were a total of 100 catalogs. The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation […]

UNESCO Removes Neo-Nazi Dance from Intangible Cultural Heritage List

January 24, 2012


The sudden removal of Viennese balls from UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list is the result of a review by an Austrian commission group, stating the ball has links to far-right politics. The commission alleged that far-right groups and politicians such as neo-Nazis dominate the annual Ball des Wiener Korporations Ringes (WKR) Ball. The ball, which […]

Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: From the Holocaust to the Haitian Earthquake

March 2, 2011


On March, 31, 2011, the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP), the Art Law Society of Cardozo Law School, and the Hofstra Law School Art and Cultural Heritage Club will invite professionals, students, and interested members of the public to New York City for an exciting event […]

An Evolving Cultural Property Protection Model and the Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition

February 28, 2011


Posting has been less frequent lately but I’ve been busy doing some  things that CPAL readers might find of interest. First, on Feb. 18, I gave a presentation, “The Evolution of the Cultural Property Protection Model Toward a Human Rights Framework and the Implications for Sovereignty,” at the Michigan State University College of Law Journal […]

State Department Leak in the Black Swan Case

December 16, 2010


Here’s an interesting twist to the Black Swan litigation we’ve been following here on CPAL: WikiLeaks cables show that U.S. diplomats sought to broker a deal whereby U.S. embassy officials stationed in Spain would provide confidential customs documents prepared by Odyssey to the Spanish government. In exchange, Spain was to assist U.S. efforts to reclaim […]

Spring 2011 Cultural Property Law Course

November 16, 2010


Once in a while, here at CPAL, a little self-promotion is in order.  I try to keep it to a minimum, but I’m kind of excited about this one. This coming Spring, I will be teaching a Cultural Property Law course at the University of Wisconsin Law School.  Here is the course description: This course […]

Indiana Jones Denied Tenure

October 25, 2010


So, this is great, and apparently it slipped by me in 2006: Letter from Marshall College to Dr. Jones One of many fun excerpts: Far more times that I would care to mention, the name “Indiana Jones” (the adopted title Dr. Jones insists on being called) has appeared in governmental reports linking him to the […]

Cultural Property Law on October 20, 2010: Marion True, Indonesian Dance, and a Wayward Greek God

October 20, 2010


This week, in the wild, wonderful world of cultural property: The statute of limitations has run on the prosecution of Marion True, after five years of hearings and testimony that Ms. True had knowingly bought ancient artifacts of dubious provenance for the Getty Museum collection; Nazi records and photographs of the looting of more than […]

Ninth Circuit Rejects Spain’s Sovereign Immunity Claim in Dispute Over Pissarro’s “Rue Saint Honore”

August 30, 2010


The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a dispute between plaintiff Claude Cassirer and defendants Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation and the Kingdom of Spain over Pissarro’s Rue Saint Honore, finding that the defendants are indeed subject to the jurisdiction of the court and that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”) does not apply. The […]

The Cultural Heritage and Arts Review: Protecting Cultural Materials in Cambodia, Armed Conflict, and Underwater

June 17, 2010


The American Society of International Law has kindly provided me with a link for readers to download the Spring 2010 edition of the Cultural Heritage and Arts Review, a publication of the Interest Group of Cultural Heritage and the Arts.  Contents include my Black Swan essay, and articles on Cambodian cultural protection and repatriation of […]