The Return of Cultural Artefacts

Hard and Soft Law Approaches

  • Alper Tașdelen

About this book


This book analyses the instruments and approaches offered by public international law to resolve cultural heritage related disputes and facilitate the return of illicitly transferred objects to their countries of origin. In addition to assessing the instruments themselves, their origins, and their advantages and disadvantages, it also examines the roles and interests of the actors involved. Lastly, the book explores the interaction between hard and soft law approaches, the reasons for and importance of this interaction, as well as its consequences.


Cultural Artefacts Restitution Reparation UNESCO ICOM Cultural property Soft law UNIDROIT

Authors and affiliations

  • Alper Tașdelen
    • 1
  1. 1.HannoverGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44059-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44060-6
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