States can become parties to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects by means of:
The Convention makes provision for certain formalities to be carried out to be carried out at the time of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Translation of the formalities into Arabic prepared by the UNESCO Iraq Bureau.
The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) is an independent intergovernmental Organisation with its seat in the Villa Aldobrandini in Rome. Its purpose is to study needs and methods for modernising, harmonising and co-ordinating private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States and to formulate uniform law instruments, principles and rules to achieve those objectives.