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List of National Cultural Heritage Laws

Total number of results: 4801

Country Year Title
  • Costa Rica
2003 Organic law of the national system of cultural radio and television (SINART): law Nº 8346, 12 February 2003
  • Seychelles
1991 National Monuments Act Chapter 140 (Subsidiary Legislation) [English]
  • Slovenia
2003 The Law on the Return of Unlawfully Removed Objects of Cultural Heritage [Slovenian]
The Law on the Return of Unlawfully Removed Objects of Cultural Heritage (translation) [English]
  • Belarus
1992 Law on Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage [ОБ ОХРАНЕ ИСТОРИКО-КУЛЬТУРНОГО НАСЛЕДИЯ ЗАКОН РЕСПУБЛИКИ БЕЛАРУСЬ] Russian
1972 Criteria on cooperation between Ministry of Culture, Archaeological Research Centers, Scientific Department of Antiquities, and Museums regarding Legislation on Antiquities [Arabic]
  • Monaco
1970 Rulesbook concerning the regulation of objects found in excavations of October 1970, Article 24 [French]
  • Argentina
2004 Resolution 2272/2004 about protection of the archaeological and paleontological heritage [Spanish; Castilian]
  • Belarus
2002 Decree n°1396 (8 October 2002) for Amendments of the Decree n°557 (21 April 2000) on Cultural Property Removal through the customs Border of the Republic of Belarus Order [Russian]
  • France
Penal Code (to visualise this document please consult the following website: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr)
  • Romania
2001 Decision 1258 [HOTARÂREA DE GUVERN nr. 1258/2001 privind organizarea Oficiului National al Monumentelor Istorice ] Romanian
Antiquities Act The 17 June 1963/295 [Muinaismuistolaki 17.6.1963/295] Finnish
  • Japan
2006 Law on the promotion of International Cooperation for protection of cultural heritage abroad [English]
  • Uruguay
1972 Executive Decree n°536 for the Law 14.040 [Spanish; Castilian]
  • Chad
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sudan
  • Eswatini
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
2002 Droit et Patrimoine en Afrique 4: du Rwanda au Zimbabwe [English]
2001 Section 39 of the Slovak Republic Code No 91/2001 [Deklarácia Národnej rady Slovenskej republiky o ochrane kultúrneho dedičstva] Slovak

Slovak Republic Code No 91/2001, section 39 of 20th March 2001 (translation) [English]
1993 Commission Regulation (EEC) N°752/93 of 30 March 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) N°3911/92 on the export of cultural goods [English]
  • Mexico
1984 Decree whereby all the works of art produced by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo Calderon are declared to be artistic monuments, including easel, graphic works, engravings and technical documents, whether property of the nation or of private individuals [Spanish; Castilian]
Decree whereby all the works of art produced by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo Calderon are declared to be artistic monuments, including easel, graphic works, engravings and technical documents, whether property of the nation or of private individuals (translation) [English]
  • Ecuador
1979 Law 3501 on Cultural Patrimony [Ley de Patrimonio Cultural 3501] Spanish; Castilian

Law 3501 on Cultural Patrimony (translation) [English]
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
2002 Droit et Patrimoine en Afrique 2: de Gabon à Libéria [French]
  • Kyrgyzstan
1999 Law on Protection and Use of Historical and Cultural heritage [ЗАКОН КЫРГЫЗСКОЙ РЕСПУБЛИКИ ОБ ОХРАНЕ И ИСПОЛЬЗОВАНИИ ИСТОРИКО-КУЛЬТУРНОГО НАСЛЕДИЯ 1999] Russian
  • Australia
1978 Historic Shipwrecks Regulations, 1978 [English]
  • Belgium
2004 Flemish Government Decree implementing the Flemish Parliament Act of 7 May 2004 on the organisation and funding of a cultural heritage policy with regard to heritage covenants and advice provision [Erfgoeddecreet: Decreet van 7 mei 2004 houdende de organisatie en subsidiëring van een cultureel-erfgoedbeleid] Dutch; Flemish

Arrêté du Gouvernement flamand portant exécution du décret du 7 mai 2004 portant organisation et subventionnement d’une politique du patrimoine culturel, en ce qui concerne les conventions patrimoniales et les conseils [French]
  • Costa Rica
1995 Architectonic Historical Heritage Law
  • Zambia
1989 National Heritage Conservation Commission Act, 1989 [English]
  • Belgium
2003 Monuments, Sites et Patrimoine archéologique [French]
  • Georgia
1997 Law on Tourism and Health Resorts [Закон Грузии О культуре] Russian

Law on Tourism and Health Resorts (translation) [English]
2006 Law 3521 [Greek, Modern (1453-)]
  • Argentina
2003 Decree 1166/2003 on the creation of the Argentinian Committee of Fight against the Illicit Traffic of Cultural Goods. Functions and integration [Spanish; Castilian]
1999 National Heritage Resources Act n° 25 [English]
  • Belarus
2003 Instruction on the Order of Reference to Cultural Property for the subjects which are limited for Export/Import from the Territory of the Republic of Belarus and its By-law [Russian]
  • Uruguay
1996 Executive Decree n°294 on article 344 of the Law n°16.736 from 05.01.96 [Spanish; Castilian]
  • Romania
2001 Law 422 [LEGE nr. 422 din 18 iulie 2001 privind protejarea monumentelor istorice] Romanian
1994 Act on the implementation of certain provisions of the Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and on the application of the Protocol 1135/ 1994 [Laki kulttuuriomaisuuden suojelemista aseellisen selkkauksen sattuessa koskevan pöytäkirjan eräiden määräysten hyväksymisestä ja pöytäkirjan soveltamisesta N:o 1135/ 1994] Finnish

Act on the implementation of certain provisions of the Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and on the application of the Protocol 1135/ 1994 (translation) [English]
  • Uruguay
1979 Law n°14.960 on Tax Exemption [Spanish; Castilian]
2002 Decree on the Promulgation of the Law on the Protection of Properties designated as National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Decision of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments (translation) [English]
  • Tajikistan
2003 Law on Folk Artistic Crafts [ЗАКОН РЕСПУБЛИКИ ТАДЖИКИСТАН О МУЗЕЯХ И МУЗЕЙНОМ ФОНДЕ 2003] Russian
  • Tajikistan
2003 Law on Folk Artistic Crafts [ЗАКОН РЕСПУБЛИКИ ТАДЖИКИСТАН О МУЗЕЯХ И МУЗЕЙНОМ ФОНДЕ 2003] Russian
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
2002 Droit et Patrimoine en Afrique 2: de Gabon à Libéria [French]
  • India
1972 Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 [English]
1995 Merchant Shipping Act 1995 [English]
  • Ukraine
2004 ЗАКОН УКРАЇНИ Про охорону археологічної спадщини [Ukrainian]
Law of Ukraine “On Protection of Archaeological Heritage” [English]
  • Costa Rica
1998 Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
2002 Droit et Patrimoine en Afrique 1: de l'Afrique du Sud à l'Ethiopie [English]
1993 Ley de defensa y proteccion del Patrimonio Cultural [Spanish; Castilian]
  • Guatemala
1969 Law for the Protection of the Old City of Guatemata Cuty [Spanish; Castilian]
  • Kuwait
1994 Antiquities Law n°9, 1994 [Arabic]
  • Montenegro
Law on Museum Activity (no more in force) [English]
  • Argentina
2002 Law 25.568/2002 on the approval of Convention on the Defense of the Archaeological, Historical and Artistic Heritage of the American nations [Spanish; Castilian]
  • Madagascar
1982 Order n°82-029, 1962, related to protection, and conservation of national heritage [French]
  • Azerbaijan
1996 Law on Culture [Закон Азербайджанской Республики О КУЛЬТУРЕ] Russian