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Italy ratifies the Nicosia Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

Date:

01/13/2022


Italy ratifies the Nicosia Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

Yesterday the Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini has welcomed the ratification of the Nicosia Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property by the Chamber of Deputies.

The Convention, adopted by the Council of Europe in 2017, reached an almost unanimous consensus, which «once again proved the central role of culture in our country», according to the Minister.

More importantly, the whole Parliament has always converged on the scope of the Convention, hence demonstrating how the «cultural heritage is both part of our identity and a driver of political unity».

In the heart of the Convention lies the desire to enhance international cooperation against the illicit trafficking and the destruction of cultural property, along the broader fight against terrorism and organized crime.

For this reason, Minister Franceschini highlighted how important it is now that the draft bill on the exacerbation of punishments related to criminal offences against the cultural heritage, under current assessment by the Parliament, finally be approved».

For the Ministry of Culture communiqué open the following link: https://cultura.gov.it/comunicato/22015

 


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