Which State should the treasures of Crimea be returned to?

Publication date: 25 October 2016
Paul W.L. Russell, LL.M., specialist in Art & Law, pursued in the programme “Spitsuur” by BNR News Radio the question where the Crimea art treasures should be returned to – Ukraine or Russia?

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On 6 October 2016, there was an important hearing in the court case on the Crimea art treasures. After the exhibition “The Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea” at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam a dispute arose on which State the artefacts should be returned to – Ukraine or Russia? Paul W.L. Russell, specialist in Art & Law, discussed in the programme “Spitsuur” by BNR News Radio the importance of loan agreements, guarantees by the Dutch State, and international conventions to answer this question.

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Russell Advocaten has been leader in the field of art and law for many years. The international aspects of art matters form an integral part of our practice.

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