The instrument of accession to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Madagascar with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 6 December 2021. The Convention will enter into force for Madagascar on 1 June 2022.
This accession strengthens the legal framework to protect the heritage of Madagascar and to fight against illicit trafficking in cultural objects.
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By acceding to the Convention, Madagascar adopts, for the future, specific mechanisms facilitating the restitution and return of stolen and illegally exported cultural objects.
Madagascar becomes the 52nd Contracting State to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention.