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

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Michael Plachta
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.