AC Founder, Deborah Lehr speaks to NPR on the current situation in Yemen and measures the United States can take to close its borders to blood antiquities.
Militants and rebels are selling off Yemen’s history to finance bloodshed.
The Illicit Art and Antiquities Trafficking Prevention Act (HR 5886), proposed in the US Congress in May, is now in limbo after the November mid-term elections. However, it could be reintroduced to the new Congress in January 2019, amid a recent rise in anti-money-laundering initiatives worldwide.
In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sat down with the founder of the Antiquities Coalition, Deborah Lehr.
A joint program by the Antiquities Coalition and the Middle East Institute heard from Brigadier General Fabrizio Parrulli from the “Carabinieri Commander for the Protection of Cultural Heritage” on their efforts to, among other things, “identifying perpetrators of crimes against the cultural heritage.
The Antiquities Coalition founder Deborah Lehr recently sat down with Brigadier General Fabrizio Parrulli, head of the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, and Paul Salem of the Middle East Institute for a podcast discussing the illicit trade in antiquities and current efforts to combat looting.