Council of Europe Sets up an Expert Group to Deal with Cultural Property Offences Relating to Cultural Property

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Author: 

Michael Plachta

Date Published: 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Volume: 

32

Issue: 

4

Subject Areas: 

Art and Cultural Property
Council of the European Union
Criminal Procedure/Proceedings
Cross-Border Communication
Cultural Property
Data Sharing
International Cooperation
International Crimes
International Law

Geographic Identifier: 

Europe

Abstract: 

At its 1249th meeting held on March 2-3, 2015, the Ministers’ Deputies from all member states of the Council of Europe decided to set up the Committee on Offences Relating to Cultural Property (PC-ICB). The Committee of Ministers adopted terms of reference of a new expert body.  At the suggestion of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC), the Committee of Ministers established the body under Article 17 of the Statute of the Council of Europe and in accordance with Resolution CM/Res(2011)24 on intergovernmental committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods.