Art Crime pp 327-336 | Cite as

A Permanent International Art Crime Tribunal?

  • Judge Arthur Tompkins


In an article arguing for the return of the Parthenon marbles, Christopher Hitchins asserted, in response to the oft-made argument that return of the sculptures presently held in the British Museum to Athens would set a precedent: “There is in existence no court or authority to which appeals on precedent can be made.”1


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  1. 18.
    P. Reyhan. (2001). “A chaotic palette: Conflict of laws in litigation between original owners and good-faith purchasers of stolen art.” Duke Law Journal 955, at 955 and 962.Google Scholar
  2. 19.
    See, for example, M.I. Turner. (1999). “The innocent buyer of art looted during World War II” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 32(5), 1511.Google Scholar

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