Council of the European Communities: Directive on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State

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The Council Directive 93/7/EEC of 15 March 1993 on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State confers a right of action on a member state to recover cultural objects unlawfully removed from its territory after 1 January 1993. On 15 May 2014, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Directive 2014/60/EU on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State.

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

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Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 provides protection for objects brought to the UK for public display in a temporary exhibition at a museum or gallery, subject to certain conditions contained in the Act and the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan (Publication and Provision of Information) Regulations 2008.