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List of National Cultural Heritage Laws

Total number of results: 3095

Country Year Title
  • Palestine
2018 Palestinian Tangible Heritage Law [Arabic]
2016 D.M. 23 gennaio 2016, n. 44 “Riorganizzazione del Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo ai sensi dell’articolo 1, comma 327, della legge 28 dicembre 2015, n. 208” [Italian]
  • United States of America
2016 Act to protect and preserve international cultural property at risk due to political instability, armed conflict, or natural or other disasters, and for other purposes [English]
2016 D.M. 9 aprile 2016 “Disposizioni in materia di aree e parchi archeologici e istituti e luoghi della cultura di rilevante interesse nazionale ai sensi dell’articolo 6 del decreto ministeriale 2016” [Italian]
  • Germany
2016 Kulturgutschutzgesetz [German]
Cultural Property Protection Act (English) [English]
  • Germany
2016 Hinweis zum Gesetz zum Schutz von Kulturgut [German]
Remark on the Act on the Protection of Cultural property [English]
2016 D.D.G. 27 maggio 2016 “Call for the 9 museums with non-general manager status” [English]
2016 D.D.G. 2 agosto 2016: Call for Museo Nazionale Romano [English]
2016 D.M. 30 giugno 2016 “Criteri per l’apertura al pubblico, la vigilanza e la sicurezza dei musei e dei luoghi della cultura statali” [Italian]
  • Luxembourg
2016 Loi du 24 avril 2016 portant approbation de la Convention pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine architectural de l’Europe [French]
2016 Decreto legislativo 22 gennaio 2004, n. 42 “Codice dei beni culturali e del paesaggio, ai sensi dell'articolo 10 della legge 6 luglio 2002, n. 137” [Italian]
2016 List of legislative texts which exist in Hungarian only (please contact the Database Secretariat: (natlawsdatabase@unesco.org) to obtain a digital copy of these texts [Hungarian]
2015 European Parlament Resolution on the destruction of cultural sites perpetrated by ISIS/DA'esh [English]
  • Norway
2015 Regulation related to a prohibition of export and import of cultural objects (last amended 2015) [Norwegian]
  • Spain
2015 Ley Orgánica 1/2015, de 30 de marzo, por la que se modifica la Ley Orgánica 10/1995, de 23 de noviembre, del Código Penal [Spanish; Castilian]
2015 Rules of procedure on the modality of keeping and contents of the register and records on the traffic of movable cultural property and other cultural items of artistic, historical, archaeological and other significance [English]
2015 European Parliament Resolution of 30 April 2015 on the destruction of cultural sites perpetrated by ISIS/Da'esh (2015/2649(RSP)) [English]
  • Spain
2015 Ley 10/2015, de 26 de mayo, para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial [Spanish; Castilian]
  • United States of America
  • El Salvador
2015 Extension and Amendment of the Memorandum of Agreement between the governments of the United States of America and El Salvador concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on certain Categories of Archeaological Material from the Prehispanic Cultures of the Republic of El Salvador [English]
  • United States of America
  • El Salvador
2015 Extension and Amendment of the Memorandum of Agreement between the governments of the United States of America and El Salvador concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on certain Categories of Archeaological Material from the Prehispanic Cultures of the Republic of El Salvador [English]
2015 Bilateral Agreement between the Egyptian and Jordanian Governments regarding the Protection and Return of illicitly removed cultural objects to their country of origin [Arabic]
2015 Ordonnance sur le transfert international des biens culturels (OTBC) [French]
Ordinance on the International Transfer of Cultural Property (CPTO) [English]
2015 D.D.G. 7 gennaio 2015 “Call for the 7 museums with general manager status and 13 museums with non-general manager status” [English]
  • United States of America
  • Nicaragua
2015 Extension and Amendment of the Bilateral Agreement between the governments of the United States of America and Nicaragua concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua [English]
2015 Bilateral Agreement between the Egyptian and Jordanian Governments regarding the Protection and Return of illicitly removed cultural objects to their country of origin [Arabic]
  • Eritrea
2015 Cultural and Natural Heritage Proclamation N.177 of 2015 [English]
2015 Act of 9 December 2015 relating to the Combining and Amendment of Rules Regarding Cultural Heritage (Heritage Act) (entered in force on 1 July 2016) [English]
  • United States of America
  • Nicaragua
2015 Extension and Amendment of the Bilateral Agreement between the governments of the United States of America and Nicaragua concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua [English]
2015 Regulations for Archaeological Projects in Jordan (effective since 1 January 2016) [English]
2015 New Heritage Act (entered in force on 1 July 2016) [English]
2015 Act of 4 June 2015 amending the Civil Code and several other laws to implement Directive 2014/60EU on the Return of Cultural Objects unlawfully Removed from the Territory of a Member State and amending Regulation (EU) No. 1024/2012 [English]
  • France
2015 Loi n° 2015­195 du 20 février 2015 portant diverses dispositions d'adaptation au droit de l'Union européenne dans les domaines de la propriété littéraire et artistique et du patrimoine culturel (for more information about this law, please consult the following website: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr) [French]
2015 Explanatory Memorandum to the Act of 9 December 2015, relating to the Combining and Amendment of Rules regarding Cultural Heritage (Heritage Act) [English]
2015 Rewards for Justice Programme [English]
  • Colombia
2015 Decree No. 1080 of May 26, 2015 (whereby the Unique Culture Sector Regulatory Decree is issued) [Spanish; Castilian]
  • Estonia
2015 Intra-Community Transport, Export and Import of Cultural Objects Act (Estonian) [Estonian]
Intra-Community Transport, Export and Import of Cultural Objects Act (English) [English]
  • Mexico
2015 Ley federal sobre monumentos y zonas arqueologicos, artisticos y historicos de 1972 (con la ultima reforma de 28-01- 2015) [Spanish; Castilian]
  • Estonia
2015 Heritage Conservation Act (Estonian) [Estonian]
Heritage Conservation Act (English) [English]
  • Myanmar
2015 The Protection and Preservation of Antique Objects Law [English]
  • France
2015 Loi n° 2016- 925 relative à la liberté de création, à l'architecture et au patrimoine (promulguée le 7 juillet 2015 et modifiant le code du patrimoine) [French]
  • Luxembourg
2015 Loi du 27 novembre 2015 modifiant la loi modifiée du 9 janvier 1998 portant transposition de la directive 93/7/CEE du 15 mars 1993 relative à la restitution des biens culturels ayant quitté illicitement le territoire d’un Etat membre de l’Union européenne [French]
  • Norway
2015 Cultural Heritage Act (last amended 2015) [Norwegian]
2015 Law No. 1292/2015 on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of the Member States of the European Union [Laki Euroopan unionin jäsenvaltion alueelta laittomasti vietyjen kulttuuriesineiden palauttamisesta] English
  • Myanmar
2015 The Protection and Preservation of Ancient Monuments Law [English]
  • Luxembourg
2014 Loi du 17 décembre 2014 portant approbation de la Convention concernant les mesures à prendre pour interdire et empêcher l'importation, l'exportation et le transfert de propriété illicites des biens culturels, adoptée la Conférence générale de l'UNESCO à sa seizième session, à Paris, le 14 novembre 1970 [French]
  • Estonia
2014 Act on the Return of Cultural Objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State of the European Union (Estonian) [Estonian]
Act on the Return of Cultural Objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State of the European Union (English) [English]
  • United States of America
  • China
2014 Extension and modification of the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States of America and China [English]
  • Slovenia
2014 Law on the Return of Unlawfully Removed Objects of Cultural Heritage [English]
  • Luxembourg
2014 Règlement grand-ducal du 17 décembre 2014 soumettant à licence l'importation, l'exportation et le transit de certaines marchandises originaires, en provenance ou à destination de l'Iraq [French]
  • United States of America
  • China
2014 Extension and modification of the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States of America and China [English]