On 20-21 March, UNIDROIT participated in a two-day capacity-building conference on “Engaging the European art market in the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property” held at UNESCO HQ, Paris. The joint European Union (EU)-UNESCO project aims at reinforcing the exercise of due diligence conduct in the European art trade while sensitizing relevant stakeholders to the different implications of the unlawful trade regarding terrorism financing, organized crime and money laundering.
After the conference, a knowledge-sharing online platform on the issue was created. This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) comprise relevant information on how to engage in the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property – also focusing specifically on the role of due diligence.
-> More information available here.
|Shot of the podium
|From left to right: Ms Marina Schneider, UNIDROIT
Senior Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary, Dr. Rupert
Keim, Managing Partner of Karl & Faber Art Auctions
and Ms Rochelle Roca Hachem, Programme Specialist
for Culture, UNESCO.