Legal and Judicial

Strengthening the law and its enforcement is critical to combatting antiquities looting and trafficking. Learn more about the legal and judicial tools utilized in the fight against cultural racketeering, and how they are applied in practice from customs seizures, to police investigations, to criminal prosecutions.

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June 13, 2022

Antiquities Coalition: Metropolitan Museum of Art Should Convene Task Force Against Cultural Racketeering

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York needs to take strong, concrete, and immediate action following reports linking it to an organized trafficking network that smuggled millions of dollars […]

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January 11, 2022

U.S. Authorities Recover Major Collection of Looted Asian Artifacts

Experts Believe 35 Seized Masterpieces Include One of the World’s “Ten Most Wanted Antiquities” Washington, January 11, 2022: This week, the United States government filed suit to recover tens of […]

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