On 19 July 2021, the Peruvian Congress adopted a revision of the Constitution amending its Article 21 (Law Nº 31304 published on the Official Gazette on 23 July 2021).
This law establishes State ownership of undiscovered cultural property and the explanatory memorandum of the law refers to the UNESCO- Unidroit Model Provisions on State Ownership of Undiscovered Cultural Objects as the basis for this reform.
-> See Law Nº 31304
-> See the UNESCO-UNIDROIT Model Provisions
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.