Subject: Legislation

The Antiquities Act of 1906: No president is licensed to revoke national monuments

(United States of America)

Bruce Fein (2017). The Antiquities Act of 1906: No president is licensed to revoke national monuments. The Washington Times. 1 August.

At Bears Ears in Utah, Heated Politics and Precious Ruins

(United States of America)

Stephen Nash (2017). At Bears Ears in Utah, Heated Politics and Precious Ruins. The New York Times. 25 July.

Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?

(United States of America)

Frances Madeson (2017). Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?. High Country News. 21 July.

Laws on Nazi-looted art to be renewed by the Government

(United Kingdom)

Aol (2017). Laws on Nazi-looted art to be renewed by the Government. Aol. 21 July.

New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism

(General)

Naomi Rea (2017). New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Cultural Memoranda of Understanding: An Important Diplomatic Tool for Protecting Heritage

(United States of America)

Deborah Lehr (2017). Cultural Memoranda of Understanding: An Important Diplomatic Tool for Protecting Heritage. Huffington Post. 14 July.

Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities

(General)

Bjarke Smith-Meyer (2017). Commission targets terrorists trafficking in antiquities. Politico. 13 July.

EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants

(General)

Reuters (2017). EU executive plans crackdown on plunder smugglers, militants. Reuters. 13 July.

#SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

(General)

EU Reporter (2017). #SecurityUnion: Cracking down on the illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism. EU Reporter. 13 July.

EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts

(General)

Jim Brunsden (2017). EU plans tough checks on imports of ancient artefacts. Financial Times. 12 July.

Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items

(United States of America)

Navajo-Hopi Observer (2017). Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items. Navajo-Hopi Observer. 27 June.

Will Bears Ears Remain a National Monument?

(United States of America)

Jake Bullinger (2017). Will Bears Ears Remain a National Monument?. The Atlantic. 9 June.

United States and Peru extend MoU on archaeological heritage protection

(Peru; United States of America)

Andina (2017). United States and Peru extend MoU on archaeological heritage protection. Andina. 7 June.

How Two Top Collectors Avoided Germanys New Protectionist Art Law

(Germany)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). How Two Top Collectors Avoided Germanys New Protectionist Art Law. ArtNet News. 2 June.

UAE's federal council passes antiquities draft law

(United Arab Emirates)

Samir Salama (2017). UAE's federal council passes antiquities draft law. Zawya. 24 May.

GST impact: Auction of coins, stamps on hold

(India)

Sharath S. Srivatsa (2017). GST impact: Auction of coins, stamps on hold. The Hindu. 23 May.

Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus leads effort to stamp out 'trade in blood antiquities'. Famagusta Gazette. 19 May.

BLM calls off public meetings amid Trump's monument review

(United States of America)

Cody Hooks (2017). BLM calls off public meetings amid Trump's monument review. The Taos News. 19 May.

Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers

(Cyprus)

Menelaos Hadjicostis (2017). Cyprus New convention targets illegal antiquities dealers. Fox News. 17 May.

'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte

(General)

Juris & Lex thoroughly analyse the new anti art trafficking law

'El Economista' (2017). 'Iuris&Lex' Analiza a fondo la nueva Ley contra el tráfico de arte. El Economista. 12 May.

Egypt cabinet approves bill raising max penalty for antiquities trade to life in prison

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Egypt cabinet approves bill raising max penalty for antiquities trade to life in prison. Ahram Online. 4 May.

CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction

(General)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). CoE adopts Convention to fight cultural destruction. Famagusta Gazette. 4 May.

The Endangered Antiquities Act

(United States of America)

John D. Leshy (2017). The Endangered Antiquities Act. The New York Times. 31 March.

For Holocaust victims, a path to reclaim stolen assets and stories of their loved ones

(United States of America)

Daniel Chang (2017). For Holocaust victims, a path to reclaim stolen assets and stories of their loved ones. Miami Herald. 15 March.

Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change

(South Korea)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 March.

Bolivia ratifies the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

(Bolivia)

UNESCO (2017). Bolivia ratifies the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. UNESCO. 1 March.

A Suit Over Schiele Drawings Invokes New Law on Nazi-Looted Art

(United States of America)

William D. Cohan (2017). A Suit Over Schiele Drawings Invokes New Law on Nazi-Looted Art. The New York Times. 27 February.

Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy

(Malaysia)

Julia Chan (2017). Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy. The Malay Mail. 16 February.

We can preserve elephants AND conserve art

(General)

Martin Levy (2017). We can preserve elephants AND conserve art. Apollo. 7 February.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 February.

This Holocaust Remembrance Day, Something to Cheer For: Obama's HEAR Act

(United States of America)

Daniel Grant (2017). This Holocaust Remembrance Day, Something to Cheer For: Obama's HEAR Act. Observer. 27 January.

Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals

(Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2017). Geneva Art World Pens Anti-Money-Laundering Guide Amid Scandals. Bloomberg. 25 January.

Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking

(General)

Associated Press (2017). Europe Wants More Protection Against Antiquities Trafficking. The New York Times. 13 January.

Mossgreen, Leonard Joel clash over call to ban ivory, rhino horn sales

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2017). Mossgreen, Leonard Joel clash over call to ban ivory, rhino horn sales. The Australian. 3 January.

China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching

(China)

Edward Wong (2016). China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching. The New York Times. 30 December.

Italy plans new art crime law after Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

(Italy; Ukraine)

Alasdair Sandford (2016). Italy plans new art crime law after Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces. Euronews. 22 December.

Did Russia meddle in recent US art theft legislation?

(United States of America; Russia)

Rich Tenorio (2016). Did Russia meddle in recent US art theft legislation?. The Times of Israel. 16 December.

Bill protecting works of art lent by foreign institutions passes US Senate

(United States of America)

Sophia Kishkovsky Helen Stoilas (2016). Bill protecting works of art lent by foreign institutions passes US Senate. The Art Newspaper. 13 December.

Reclaiming Nazi-Looted Art Is About to Get Easier

(United States of America)

Erin Blakemore (2016). Reclaiming Nazi-Looted Art Is About to Get Easier. Smithsonian. 12 December.

How Egypt intends to stop sale of its relics around the world

(Egypt)

George Mikhail (2016). How Egypt intends to stop sale of its relics around the world. Al Monitor. 11 December.

Senate to vote on Holocaust restitution bill in a race against the clock

(United States of America)

David D'Arcy (2016). Senate to vote on Holocaust restitution bill in a race against the clock. The Art Newspaper. 9 December.

US House passes bill to ease return of Nazi-looted art

(United States of America)

JTA (2016). US House passes bill to ease return of Nazi-looted art. The Times of Israel. 8 December.

House of Representatives Passes Bill to Recover Art Stolen During the Holocaust

(United States of America)

Artfix Daily (2016). House of Representatives Passes Bill to Recover Art Stolen During the Holocaust. Artfix Daily. 7 December.

Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts

(Egypt; United States of America)

Sandy Pterykowski (2016). Amid regional instability and rising demand, a historic agreement could protect priceless cultural artifacts. PBS. 6 December.

Pearce Leads Effort To Protect Tribal Artifacts

(United States of America)

Office of Rep. Steve Pearce (2016). Pearce Leads Effort To Protect Tribal Artifacts. KRWG. 6 December.

Dealers' association asks industry to contact MPs over new cultural property law

(United Kingdom)

ATG (2016). Dealers' association asks industry to contact MPs over new cultural property law. Antiques Trade Gazette. 1 December.

Victims of Nazi Art theft need Congress to HEAR

(United States of America)

Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder (2016). Victims of Nazi Art theft need Congress to HEAR. The Hill. 1 December.

Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt

(United States of America; Egypt)

US State Department (2016). Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt. US Department of State. 29 November.

American Indian artist files federal civil lawsuit over new Oklahoma law

(United States of America)

Abby Broyles (2016). American Indian artist files federal civil lawsuit over new Oklahoma law. KFOR. 23 November.

Roban arte sacro a 26 iglesias cada semana en México: Diputada

(Mexico)

Bajo Palabra (2016). Roban arte sacro a 26 iglesias cada semana en México: Diputada. Bajo Palabra. 21 November.

Bjarne Melgaard's Brush with Customs Officials Helps Change Outmoded Laws in Norway

(Norway)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2016). Bjarne Melgaard's Brush with Customs Officials Helps Change Outmoded Laws in Norway. ArtNet News. 18 November.

Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India

(India)

Shivali Rathore Kalpesh L Gupta (2016). Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India. Live Law. 18 November.

HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting

(Gibralter)

Gabriella Peralta (2016). HM Customs and Gib University in first 'high level' enforcement meeting. Gibralter Chronicle. 18 November.

Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India

(Pakistan; India)

The News (2016). Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India. The News. 11 November.

NAGPRA Revisited: Negotiating Culture, Legalities, and Challenges at Wesleyan and Beyond

(United States of America)

Emmet Teran Jenny Davis (2016). NAGPRA Revisited: Negotiating Culture, Legalities, and Challenges at Wesleyan and Beyond. The Wesleyan Argus. 8 November.

China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts

(China)

Anny Shaw (2016). China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

ASI for easier norms for private import of antiquities

(India)

Anrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI for easier norms for private import of antiquities. DNA. 2 November.

Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China. CRIEnglish. 1 November.

Kirk Goes After Artifacts Plundered By ISIS

(United States of America)

Nick Gale (2016). Kirk Goes After Artifacts Plundered By ISIS. WLS. 24 October.

Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items

(United States of America)

Chris Clark (2016). Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items. Los Alamos Daily Post. 19 October.

Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts

(United States of America)

Mary Hudez (2016). Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts. AllGov. 19 October.

U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation

(United States of America)

Justin Matthews (2016). U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation. KOAT. 18 October.

Burrell's world tour struggles to get beyond Glasgow

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Burrell's world tour struggles to get beyond Glasgow. The Art Newspaper. 17 October.

Costa Rica solo protege con ley al arte prehispánico

(Costa Rica)

Costa Rican only protects Prehispanic art by law

Hassel Fallas (2016). Costa Rica solo protege con ley al arte prehispánico. La Nación. 16 October.

Why has idol theft been neglected?

(India)

Donna Yates (2016). Why has idol theft been neglected?. DNA. 15 October.

Khalifa issues law on cultural heritage objects

(United Arab Emirates)

Gulf News (2016). Khalifa issues law on cultural heritage objects. Gulf News. 12 October.

Ministry seeks law to fight art forgery crimes

(South Korea)

Kwon Mee-yoo (2016). Ministry seeks law to fight art forgery crimes. Korea Times. 6 October.

Lebanese activists fight to save Beirut's architectural heritage

(Lebanon)

Changiz M. Varzi (2016). Lebanese activists fight to save Beirut's architectural heritage. Equal Times. 5 October.

Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects

(United States of America)

Laura Morales (2016). Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects. Arizona Public Media. 3 October.

Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany

(Germany)

Conrad De Aenlle (2016). Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany. The New York Times. 29 September.

New California Law Will Make Signed Books & Art Harder to Sell

(United States of America)

Rebecca Rego Barry (2016). New California Law Will Make Signed Books & Art Harder to Sell. Fine Books Magazine. 29 September.

New York Congressman Co-Sponsors Bill to Save Stolen Holocaust Art

(United States of America)

Jason Cohen (2016). New York Congressman Co-Sponsors Bill to Save Stolen Holocaust Art. JP Updates. 27 September.

Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad

(Germany)

Markus Hilgert (2016). Germany's new cultural protection law welcomed abroad. DW. 21 September.

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

(United Kingdom)

John Vidal (2016). UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales. The Guardian. 21 September.

UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'

(United Kingdom)

Noelle McElhatton (2016). UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'. Antiques Trade Gazette. 21 September.

Booker urges 'justice' in reclaiming stolen art

(United States of America)

New Jersey Jewish News (2016). Booker urges 'justice' in reclaiming stolen art. New Jersey Jewish News. 21 September.

Will Victims of Nazi Art Thieves Finally Get Justice?

(United States of America)

Liz Mair (2016). Will Victims of Nazi Art Thieves Finally Get Justice?. The Daily Beast. 17 September.

Russia critics, museums square off over Senate artwork bill

(United States of America)

Isaac Arnsdorf (2016). Russia critics, museums square off over Senate artwork bill. Politico. 15 September.

Senate panel approves Nazi-stolen art recovery bill

(United States of America)

Tim Devaney (2016). Senate panel approves Nazi-stolen art recovery bill. The Hill. 15 September.

Araiji calls for new antiquities law

(Lebanon)

Lebanese Republic (2016). Araiji calls for new antiquities law. National News Agency. 14 September.

The Big Business Of Looted Antiquities (Audio)

(General)

Tom Gjelten (2016). The Big Business Of Looted Antiquities (Audio). The Diane Rehm Show. 24 August.

US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts

(Syria; United States of America)

AFP (2016). US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts. The Daily Mail. 17 August.

Pueblo leaders: Patrimony legislation won't hurt art dealers

(United States of America)

Anne Constable (2016). Pueblo leaders: Patrimony legislation won't hurt art dealers. Santa Fe New Mexican. 13 August.

Looking In: New Mexicans should support Bears Ears

(United States of America)

Garon Coriz (2016). Looking In: New Mexicans should support Bears Ears. Santa Fe New Mexican. 8 August.

Protecting Sacred Objects Bill Introduced In Senate

(United States of America)

Rick Kearns (2016). Protecting Sacred Objects Bill Introduced In Senate. Indian Country Today. 7 August.

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary

(United Kingdom)

Boodle Hatfield (2016). Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: A summary. Lexology. 27 July.

To collect or not to collect: are fossil-hunting laws hurting science?

(General)

Hanneke Meijer (2016). To collect or not to collect: are fossil-hunting laws hurting science?. The Guardian. 27 July.

EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage

(General)

EuroEfe (2016). EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage. EurActive. 25 July.

US Senator Introduces Bill to Stop Overseas Sales of Stolen Indigenous Objects

(United States of America)

Allison Meier (2016). US Senator Introduces Bill to Stop Overseas Sales of Stolen Indigenous Objects. Hyperallergic. 18 July.

Editorial: Rest of delegation should join fight for tribal artifacts

(United States of America)

Albuquerque Journal (2016). Editorial: Rest of delegation should join fight for tribal artifacts. Albuquerque Journal. 13 July.

Senator continues battle to save Native American artifacts from theft and sale

(United States of America)

Griselda Nevarez (2016). Senator continues battle to save Native American artifacts from theft and sale. The Guardian. 11 July.

German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage. The Art Newspaper. 9 July.

Next week could be turning point in Bears Ears debate: Bishop to unveil bill; Interior Secretary Jewell to visit Utah

(United States of America)

Thomas Burr (2016). Next week could be turning point in Bears Ears debate: Bishop to unveil bill; Interior Secretary Jewell to visit Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune. 8 July.

Arizona, New Mexico senators team up to prevent sale of tribal items

(United States of America)

Emily Zenter (2016). Arizona, New Mexico senators team up to prevent sale of tribal items. Cronkite News. 8 July.

Tougher law sought on sale of artifacts

(United States of America)

Mohave Valley Daily News (2016). Tougher law sought on sale of artifacts. Mohave Valley Daily News. 5 July.

Nur die Museums-Pensionäre befinden sich im Widerstand

(Germany)

Retired museum professionals in opposition

Marcus Woeller (2016). Nur die Museums-Pensionäre befinden sich im Widerstand. Die Welt. 4 July.

Heinrich readies bill to help protect tribes' cultural artifacts

(United States of America)

Anne Constable (2016). Heinrich readies bill to help protect tribes' cultural artifacts. Santa Fe New Mexican. 2 July.

AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece

(United States of America; Bolivia; Greece)

Nathan T. Elkins (2016). AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece. Archaeological Institute of America. 30 June.

What Germany's tough new law could mean for the antiquities market

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). What Germany's tough new law could mean for the antiquities market. The Art Newspaper. 27 June.

Navajo Nation supports cultural items bill

(United States of America)

Lyn Smith (2016). Navajo Nation supports cultural items bill. Daily Times. 24 June.

Germany passes law to keep art of 'national value' in the country

(Germany)

DW (2016). Germany passes law to keep art of 'national value' in the country. DW. 23 June.

Egypt to sign archaeological cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia

(Egypt; Saudi Arabia)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt to sign archaeological cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia. Ahram Online. 19 June.

Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord

(Egypt; Cyprus)

In Cyprus (2016). Cyprus and Egypt sign organised crime accord. In Cyprus. 16 June.

Bill to punish grave robbers sent to governor's desk

(United States of America)

AP Reporting (2016). Bill to punish grave robbers sent to governor's desk. WWL. 4 June.

Antique dealers say the new federal ivory ban will cost them up to $12 billion

(United States of America)

Darryl Fears (2016). Antique dealers say the new federal ivory ban will cost them up to $12 billion. The Washington Post. 2 June.

EU licences plan 'could hit London art market'

(United Kingdom)

Nicholas Cecil (2016). EU licences plan 'could hit London art market'. Evening Standard. 27 May.

Antique ivory poses no threat to elephant conservation: in fact, it needs protection itself

(General)

Martin Levy (2016). Antique ivory poses no threat to elephant conservation: in fact, it needs protection itself. Apollo. 25 May.

In new crackdown, antiquities authorities tighten noose around dealers, thieves

(Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). In new crackdown, antiquities authorities tighten noose around dealers, thieves. The Times of Israel. 16 May.

Cuba Committed to the Underwater Heritage Convention at UNESCO

(Cuba)

Prensa Latina (2016). Cuba Committed to the Underwater Heritage Convention at UNESCO. Prensa Latina. 12 May.

Syrian Antiquities Import Restrictions Are Law, But Will They Work?

(United States of America; Syria)

Owen Jarus (2016). Syrian Antiquities Import Restrictions Are Law, But Will They Work?. Live Science. 10 May.

Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities

(United States of America; Syria)

Bradley Klapper (2016). Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities. Stars and Stripes. 9 May.

Tomb raiders: Far from the glamour of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones, these are thieves with a history of being difficult to legislate against

(Hong Kong)

South China Morning Post (2016). Tomb raiders: Far from the glamour of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones, these are thieves with a history of being difficult to legislate against. South China Morning Post. 9 May.

US Congress approves bill seeking to curb looting and trade of antiquities

(United States of America)

Lawyer Herald (2016). US Congress approves bill seeking to curb looting and trade of antiquities. Lawyer Herald. 27 April.

Storm clouds gather over German art market

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Storm clouds gather over German art market. The Art Newspaper. 14 April.

Senate Votes to Ban Imports of Syrian Art and Antiquities

(United States of America; Syria)

Steven Lee Myers (2016). Senate Votes to Ban Imports of Syrian Art and Antiquities. The New York Times. 13 April.

China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage

(China)

Ben Blanchard (2016). China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage. Reuters. 12 April.

Archeologist calls for national strategy to protect shipwrecks from looting

(Canada)

Adina Bresge (2016). Archeologist calls for national strategy to protect shipwrecks from looting. City News. 12 April.

Congress Moves to Spur Return of Artwork Stolen By Nazis

(United States of America)

Adam Kredo (2016). Congress Moves to Spur Return of Artwork Stolen By Nazis. Free Beacon. 8 April.

If Passed, Could a New Law Stop ISIS Profiting from Looted Syrian Antiquities?

(United States of America)

Isaac Kaplan (2016). If Passed, Could a New Law Stop ISIS Profiting from Looted Syrian Antiquities?. Artsy. 7 April.

Arab League draft resolution to protect Arab antiquities: Araby

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Arab League draft resolution to protect Arab antiquities: Araby. Egypt Independent. 5 April.

Indiana group seeks tough penalties for cemetery vandalism

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Indiana group seeks tough penalties for cemetery vandalism. The Washington Times. 2 April.

The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA

(United States of America)

Frances Madeson (2016). The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA. Indian Country Today. 31 March.

KP government introduces bill to protect, preserve antiquities

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder (2016). KP government introduces bill to protect, preserve antiquities. Business Recorder. 28 March.

Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish

(India)

Jawhar Sircar (2016). Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

Old law prevents preserving war sites

(Bangladesh)

Imam Hossain (2016). Old law prevents preserving war sites. Prothom Alo. 18 March.

Colombia y EE.UU. renuevan hasta 2021 su acuerdo sobre patrimonio cultural

(Colombia; United States of America)

Colombia and US renew their cultural heritage agreement until 2021

EFE (2016). Colombia y EE.UU. renuevan hasta 2021 su acuerdo sobre patrimonio cultural. RCN. 15 March.

Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows

(China)

Liyan Qi (2016). Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows. The Wall Street Journal. 26 February.

New 'paper trail' rules to help crack down on metal thieves

(United Kingdom)

Greg Russell (2016). New 'paper trail' rules to help crack down on metal thieves. The National. 16 February.

Is The Controversial Art Law Fueling Germany's Recent 'Art Drain'?

(Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Is The Controversial Art Law Fueling Germany's Recent 'Art Drain'?. ArtNet News. 11 February.

Import restrictions extended, not expanded

(United States of America; Italy)

Richard Giedroyc (2016). Import restrictions extended, not expanded. Numismaster. 11 February.

Tate director backs Art Fund's call for UK export licence reform after Rembrandt fiasco

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2016). Tate director backs Art Fund's call for UK export licence reform after Rembrandt fiasco. The Art Newspaper. 1 February.

Indigenous Leaders Fight Bill Promoting Citizen Archaeology: "Do Not Disturb the Spirits of the Water"

(United States of America)

Deirdra Funcheon (2016). Indigenous Leaders Fight Bill Promoting Citizen Archaeology: "Do Not Disturb the Spirits of the Water". Broward Palm Beack New Times. 29 January.

Proposed bill could allow looting of artifacts, experts fear

(United States of America)

Ben Brotemarkle (2016). Proposed bill could allow looting of artifacts, experts fear. Florida Today. 25 January.

New laws to curb antiques trade

(Saudi Arabia)

Arab News (2016). New laws to curb antiques trade. Arab News. 24 January.

Lawmakers to decide: Will artifacts be studied or sold?

(United States of America)

James Call (2016). Lawmakers to decide: Will artifacts be studied or sold?. Tallahassee Democrat. 22 January.

To make a case against Islamic State's cultural vandalism, Western armies must set an example

(Iraq; Syria)

Erasmus (2016). To make a case against Islamic State's cultural vandalism, Western armies must set an example. The Economist. 22 January.

Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year

(United Kingdom)

Anny Shaw (2016). Lords put pressure on UK government to sign Hague Convention this year. The Art Newspaper. 21 January.

Utah tribes say public-lands bill 'adds insult to injury,' petition Obama to designate monument

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). Utah tribes say public-lands bill 'adds insult to injury,' petition Obama to designate monument. The Salt Lake Tribune. 21 January.

Think of burial mounds as earthen records of Wisconsin's native people

(United States of America)

Mary Louise Schumacher (2016). Think of burial mounds as earthen records of Wisconsin's native people. Journal Sentinel. 15 January.

Florida Archaeologists Condemn Proposed 'Citizen Archaeology' Permit

(United States of America)

Kristina Killgrove (2016). Florida Archaeologists Condemn Proposed 'Citizen Archaeology' Permit. Forbes. 13 January.

Bill would issue archaeology permits to any citizen

(United States of America)

Jessica Clark (2016). Bill would issue archaeology permits to any citizen. First Coast News. 12 January.

Austrian Restitution Law Criticized For Failing to Regulate Trade of Looted Art

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Austrian Restitution Law Criticized For Failing to Regulate Trade of Looted Art. ArtNet News. 11 January.

'Broken System' Allows ISIS to Profit From Looted Antiquities

(General)

Steven Lee Myers (2016). 'Broken System' Allows ISIS to Profit From Looted Antiquities. The New York Times. 9 January.

Israeli high court says antiquities dealers must document all artefacts online

(Israel)

Anny Shaw (2016). Israeli high court says antiquities dealers must document all artefacts online. The Art Newspaper. 7 January.

KP Antiquities Act 2015

(Pakistan)

The Nation (2016). KP Antiquities Act 2015. The Nation. 5 January.

Government working on insurance protocol for art objects in museums

(India)

Anubhuti Vishnoi (2016). Government working on insurance protocol for art objects in museums. The Economic Times. 2 January.

'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves

(Israel)

Gil Ronen (2015). 'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves. Arutz Sheva. 29 December.

Bylaw for antiquities, urban heritage and museums approved

(Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Gazette (2015). Bylaw for antiquities, urban heritage and museums approved. Saudi Gazette. 25 December.

Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?

(Germany)

Apollo (2015). Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?. Apollo. 21 December.

Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Pete Baumgartner (2015). Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum. Radio Free Europe. 11 December.

Debate en ONU sobre devolución de bienes culturales a países de origen

(Ecuador)

El Telégrafo (2015). Debate en ONU sobre devolución de bienes culturales a países de origen. El Telégrafo. 9 December.

Ecuador y Argentina firman acuerdos en seguridad social

(Ecuador; Argentina)

Ecuador and Argentina sign social security agreements

EFE (2015). Ecuador y Argentina firman acuerdos en seguridad social. Vistazo. 9 December.

Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Amelia Caddy (2015). Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition. Australian Geographic. 7 December.

Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts

(United States of America)

Malcolm Gay (2015). Seminary eyes repatriation after clash over artifacts. The Boston Globe. 5 December.

Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual

(Zimbabwe)

Winstone Antonio (2015). Govt launches cultural property trafficking manual. News Day. 4 December.

Thinking on Politics

(General)

Neil Brodie (2015). Thinking on Politics. Europea Union National Institutes for Culture. 30 November.

Costa Rica y Ecuador firman convenio para proteger patrimonio cultural

(Costa Rica; Ecuador)

Costa Rica and Ecuador sign agreement for protection of cultural heritage

Carlos Arrieta Pérez (2015). Costa Rica y Ecuador firman convenio para proteger patrimonio cultural. El País. 27 November.

Peru's Congress overrides veto to repeal archaeology bill

(Peru)

Colin Post (2015). Peru's Congress overrides veto to repeal archaeology bill. Peru Reports. 26 November.

Penalties for tampering with antiquities detailed

(Saudi Arabia)

Arab News (2015). Penalties for tampering with antiquities detailed. Arab News. 21 November.

NAGPRA Review Committee Gets Three New Members

(United States of America)

Indian Country Today (2015). NAGPRA Review Committee Gets Three New Members. Indian Country Today. 20 November.

Research project begins into effect of total ivory ban in the UK

(United Kingdom)

Roland Arkell (2015). Research project begins into effect of total ivory ban in the UK. Antiques Trade Gazette. 20 November.

Secret art warehouses under government scrutiny

(Switzerland)

Robert Frank (2015). Secret art warehouses under government scrutiny. CNBC. 19 November.

'Register antiques with Museum Department'

(Malaysia)

Cindy Lai (2015). 'Register antiques with Museum Department'. The Borneo Post. 15 November.

German Cabinet Approves Controversial Cultural Export Bill

(Germany)

Blouin ArtInfo (2015). German Cabinet Approves Controversial Cultural Export Bill. Blouin ArtInfo. 6 November.

National monuments must be protected by clear laws

(Ireland)

Vincent Salafia (2015). National monuments must be protected by clear laws. The Irish Times. 27 October.

Kunst hat einen Wert, nicht nur einen Preis

(Germany)

Art has a value and it isn't just price

Norbert Lammert (2015). Kunst hat einen Wert, nicht nur einen Preis. Die Welt. 23 October.

The Attorneys General and the Motunui Panels

(New Zealand)

Jim Mclay (2015). The Attorneys General and the Motunui Panels. Taranaki Daily News. 22 October.

Analiza legislativo de Ecuador acuerdo sobre patrimonio con Guatemala

(Ecuador; Guatemala)

Ecuador signs legislative agreement with Guatemala concerning heritage

Prensa Latina (2015). Analiza legislativo de Ecuador acuerdo sobre patrimonio con Guatemala. Prensa Latina. 14 October.

Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials. BBC News. 6 October.

EEUU prorroga un acuerdo con Nicaragua que protege su patrimonio arqueológico

(Nicaragua; United States of America)

USA extends an agreement with Nicaragua that protects archaeological heritage

EFE (2015). EEUU prorroga un acuerdo con Nicaragua que protege su patrimonio arqueológico. WRadio. 6 October.

Art lovers to get a digital address under the Digital India campaign

(India)

Baishali Adak (2015). Art lovers to get a digital address under the Digital India campaign. India Today. 3 October.

National Treasure or Disputes of Heritage

(France)

AMA (2015). National Treasure or Disputes of Heritage. AMA. 2 October.

Bulgaria aims at improving legislation against artefacts smuggling: culture minister

(Bulgaria)

Focus Information Agency (2015). Bulgaria aims at improving legislation against artefacts smuggling: culture minister. Focus Information Agency. 16 September.

Smuggling India's Antiquities

(India)

Neeta Lal (2015). Smuggling India's Antiquities. The Diplomat. 16 September.

German culture ministry tones down controversial cultural property bill

(Germany)

Julia Michalska (2015). German culture ministry tones down controversial cultural property bill. The Art Newspaper. 15 September.

Senate Bill Hopes To Stop Looted Syrian Artifacts From Reaching The U.S.

(United States of America)

Mike Giglio (2015). Senate Bill Hopes To Stop Looted Syrian Artifacts From Reaching The U.S.. BuzzFeed. 7 August.

€25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban

(Spain)

Kim Willsher (2015). €25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban. The Guardian. 4 August.

Statute of Limitations Issues in Looted-Art Cases

(United States of America)

Chris Michaels (2015). Statute of Limitations Issues in Looted-Art Cases. The Legal Intelligencer. 22 July.

Baselitz removes art from Dresden gallery

(Germany)

DW (2015). Baselitz removes art from Dresden gallery. DW. 17 July.

Why Baselitz could be the first of many artists to 'bloodlet' Germany's museums

(Germany)

Peter Raue (2015). Why Baselitz could be the first of many artists to 'bloodlet' Germany's museums. DW. 14 July.

Thailand returns 16 smuggled artefacts to Cambodia

(Thailand; Cambodia)

Prangthong Jitcharoenkul (2015). Thailand returns 16 smuggled artefacts to Cambodia. Bangkok Post. 12 July.

Cambodia Creates 'Border Pass' for Workers in Thailand

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Chea Vannak (2015). Cambodia Creates 'Border Pass' for Workers in Thailand. Khmer Times. 12 July.

Israel cites boycotts, foreign relations in refusal to divulge West Bank archaeology info

(Israel)

Nir Hasson (2015). Israel cites boycotts, foreign relations in refusal to divulge West Bank archaeology info. Haaretz. 8 July.

Pläne der Bundesregierung: Scharfe Sanktionen beim Kunsthandel

(Germany)

Federal government plans tough sanctions against art trading

Spiegel Online (2015). Pläne der Bundesregierung: Scharfe Sanktionen beim Kunsthandel. Spiegel Online. 3 July.

British Museum's ivory icons denied US entry for loan show

(United States of America)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2015). British Museum's ivory icons denied US entry for loan show. The Art Newspaper. 1 July.

Signing up to the Hague Convention will do nothing to stop ISIS

(United Kingdom)

Tiffany Jenkins (2015). Signing up to the Hague Convention will do nothing to stop ISIS. Apollo. 30 June.

Windows to the past

(India)

Rishabh Shroff (2015). Windows to the past. The Indian Express. 30 June.

Iran, Syria sign security cooperation MoU

(Iran; Syria)

KUNA (2015). Iran, Syria sign security cooperation MoU. Kuwait News Agency. 22 June.

UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones. BBC News. 21 June.

NY State Senate Passes Bill Protecting Art Authenticators from Bogus Lawsuits

(United States of America)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). NY State Senate Passes Bill Protecting Art Authenticators from Bogus Lawsuits. Hyperallergic. 16 June.

US House of Representatives Passes Controversial Art Protection Bill

(United States of America)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). US House of Representatives Passes Controversial Art Protection Bill. Hyperallergic. 12 June.

Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world

(India)

Gayatri Jayaraman (2015). Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world. India Today. 12 June.

Cyprus, Iraq sign agreement on bilateral political cooperation

(Iraq; Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2015). Cyprus, Iraq sign agreement on bilateral political cooperation. Famagusta Gazette. 12 June.

Antiquities: An Open Market Won't Stop Smuggling

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Antiquities: An Open Market Won't Stop Smuggling. Swarajya. 11 June.

Ecuador analiza convenio de cooperación con Reino de Camboya para protección de patrimonio cultural y natural

(Ecuador; Cambodia)

Ecuador considers a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kingdom of Cambodia for the protection of cultural and national heritage

Ecuador Inmediato (2015). Ecuador analiza convenio de cooperación con Reino de Camboya para protección de patrimonio cultural y natural. Ecuador Inmediato. 4 June.

U.N. Resolves to Combat Plundering of Antiquities by ISIS

(General)

Rick Gladstone (2015). U.N. Resolves to Combat Plundering of Antiquities by ISIS. The New York Times. 28 May.

India Looks To Create 'Open Market' For Antiquities; Critics Say It Will Encourage Looting

(India)

Kathleen Caulderwood (2015). India Looks To Create 'Open Market' For Antiquities; Critics Say It Will Encourage Looting. International Business Times. 26 May.

Centre plans to legalise antiquities trade to stop smuggling

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Centre plans to legalise antiquities trade to stop smuggling. Deccan Herald. 25 May.

FNC passes antiquities draft law

(United Arab Emirates)

Gulf News (2015). FNC passes antiquities draft law. Gulf News. 20 May.

Greece Presents Proposal on Stopping Illicit Trade of Cultural Goods at UNESCO Meeting

(Greece)

A. Makris (2015). Greece Presents Proposal on Stopping Illicit Trade of Cultural Goods at UNESCO Meeting. Greek Reporter. 20 May.

Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage. Ahram Online. 18 May.

Antiquities draft law to be debated

(United Arab Emirates)

Samir Salama (2015). Antiquities draft law to be debated. Gulf News. 16 May.

Antiquities Minister urges amendment of UNESCO 1970 agreement

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2015). Antiquities Minister urges amendment of UNESCO 1970 agreement. Egypt Independent. 14 May.

Tribes say law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn't met promise

(United States of America)

Kristen Hwang (2015). Tribes say law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn't met promise. Hava Sun News. 12 May.

Legislators call for US Treasury sanctions against dealers of looted Syrian antiquities

(United States of America)

RT (2015). Legislators call for US Treasury sanctions against dealers of looted Syrian antiquities. RT. 31 March.

In an antique trade

(India)

Business Standard (2015). In an antique trade. Business Standard. 30 March.

UK can't find cash to save looted antiquities

(United Kingdom)

Laura Pitel (2015). UK can't find cash to save looted antiquities. The Times. 27 March.

Bill in Congress Seeks to Rein in Trade by ISIS in Looted Antiquities

(United States of America)

Alexandra Peers (2015). Bill in Congress Seeks to Rein in Trade by ISIS in Looted Antiquities. Observer. 24 March.

U.N. sets sights on Syria antiquities, Islamic State oil, ransoms

(Syria)

Louis Charbonneau Michelle Nichols (2015). U.N. sets sights on Syria antiquities, Islamic State oil, ransoms. Reuters. 6 February.

UK creates £30m fund to fight cultural destruction

(United Kingdom)

Martin Bailey (2015). UK creates £30m fund to fight cultural destruction. The Art Newspaper. 4 January.

Congressional Monuments Men? The Role of Congress in Fighting Terrorist Financing, While Preserving Our Cultural Heritage

(United States of America)

Mark V. Vlasic (2014). Congressional Monuments Men? The Role of Congress in Fighting Terrorist Financing, While Preserving Our Cultural Heritage. Huffington Post. 6 December.

French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects

(France)

Laurent Carpentier (2014). French museums face a cultural change over restitution of colonial objects. The Guardian. 3 November.

UK cultural institutions leave their WWI cases empty to protest insane copyright

(United Kingdom)

Boing Boing (2014). UK cultural institutions leave their WWI cases empty to protest insane copyright. BoingBoing. 2 November.

Seized bagpipes to be returned to piping pair

(Canada)

Michael Cousineau (2014). Seized bagpipes to be returned to piping pair. Union Leader. 4 August.

La falta de conocimiento de la población causa saqueos de piezas con valor patrimonial de la nación

(Mexico)

The public's lack of knowledge causes the looting of the nation's pieces of heritage value

Itzel Acero (2014). La falta de conocimiento de la población causa saqueos de piezas con valor patrimonial de la nación. La Jornada Aguascalientes. 13 July.

Protegen el patrimonio subacuático de Yucatán

(Mexico)

Protecting the underwater heritage of Yucatan

Ana Hernández (2014). Protegen el patrimonio subacuático de Yucatán. Sipse. 12 July.

How do you smuggle a dinosaur? And 7 other questions about the fossil black market

(General)

Dara Lind (2014). How do you smuggle a dinosaur? And 7 other questions about the fossil black market. Vox. 11 July.

La Guardia Civil hace una batida preventiva contra el expolio submarino

(Spain)

The Civil Guard takes preventative measures against the underwater looting

El País (2014). La Guardia Civil hace una batida preventiva contra el expolio submarino. El País. 11 July.

Agency accused of violating law on remains, relics

(United States of America)

Susan Montoya Bryan (2014). Agency accused of violating law on remains, relics. Reno Gazette Journal. 11 July.

Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb

(China)

Laura Zhou (2014). Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb. South China Morning Post. 8 July.

Hasta 10 años de cárcel a quien dañe monumentos históricos

(Mexico)

Up to 10 years in prison for those who damage historical monuments

Sipse (2014). Hasta 10 años de cárcel a quien dañe monumentos históricos. Sipse. 14 June.

Archaeologists Warn of Pillaged Egypt as U.S. Weighs Tougher Antiquities Laws

(Egypt)

Dan Vergano (2014). Archaeologists Warn of Pillaged Egypt as U.S. Weighs Tougher Antiquities Laws. National Geographic. 3 June.

Treasure Hunters' Undersea Gold Rush Is Threatened by U.S. Navy

(United States of America)

Vernon Silver (2014). Treasure Hunters' Undersea Gold Rush Is Threatened by U.S. Navy. Bloomberg. 5 May.

Letters: Archaeology and anti-looting laws

(United States of America)

Patty Gerstenblith (2014). Letters: Archaeology and anti-looting laws. Los Angeles Times. 12 April.

State-level idol records bureau mooted

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2014). State-level idol records bureau mooted. The Hindu. 10 April.

FBI leaves scene of artifacts investigation, mum on details

(United States of America)

Paul Gable (2014). FBI leaves scene of artifacts investigation, mum on details. The Shelbyville News. 9 April.

Piden hasta 15 años de prisión por atentar contra patrimonio cultural

(Peru)

RPP (2014). Piden hasta 15 años de prisión por atentar contra patrimonio cultural. RPP. 9 April.

Treasure Salvage Licence Hopes Are 'Wrecked'

(Bahamas)

Natario McKenzie (2014). Treasure Salvage Licence Hopes Are 'Wrecked'. Tribune 242. 8 April.

Hasta 12 años de cárcel por saquear monumentos

(Mexico)

Up to 12 years in prison for looting monuments

Lourdes Aguilar (2014). Hasta 12 años de cárcel por saquear monumentos. El Punto Critico. 3 April.

House Of Representatives Votes To Gut Antiquities Act

(United States of America)

Kurt Repanshek (2014). House Of Representatives Votes To Gut Antiquities Act. National Parks Traveler. 26 March.

Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage

(United Kingdom)

Dalya Alberge (2014). Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage. The Guardian. 23 March.

Egypt's Heritage Plundered Anew

(Egypt; United States of America)

The New York Times (2014). Egypt's Heritage Plundered Anew. The New York Times. 20 March.

Egypt Asks U.S. to Impose Sharp Curbs on Importing of Antiquities

(Egypt)

Egypt State Information Service (2014). Egypt Asks U.S. to Impose Sharp Curbs on Importing of Antiquities. The New York Times. 14 March.