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UNIDROIT CONVENTION ON STOLEN OR ILLEGALLY EXPORTED CULTURAL OBJECTS

 

 

Declarations made by States at the time of ratification / accession

under Article 3(5)

 

China

(Translation).  Under the provisions of Article 3(5) of this Convention, China accepts a time limitation of 75 years for submission of claims for the return of stolen cultural objects, and retains the right to extend that time period in accordance with the law in the future.

 

Ecuador

(Translation).  The Government of the Republic of Ecuador declares that, with respect to Article 3 paragraph 5 of the Convention, for the State of Ecuador a request for the restitution of stolen cultural property shall be subject to a time limitation of 75 years.

 

Guatemala

(Translation).  The Government of the Republic of Guatemala declares that, with respect to article 3 (5) of the Convention, for the State of Guatemala, a request for the restitution of stolen cultural objects shall be subject to a time limitation of 75 years.

 

Myanmar

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar declares that, under Article 3 (5) of the Convention, a claim for the restitution of a stolen cultural object forming an integral part of an identified monument or archaeological site, or belonging to a public collection is subject to a time limitation of 75 years.

 

Netherlands (at the time of signature)

The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that under article 3, paragraph 5, of the Convention, it will consider a claim subject to a time limitation of 75 years.

 

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