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

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.

The new provisions of the Directive, which is a recast of Directive 93/7/EEC, and which amends Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on the Internal Market Information System, need to be implemented in UK regulations by 18 December 2015.

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Date created: 1993

Author: Council of the European Communities

Publisher: Council of the European Communities