Training workshop for Libyan police on the prevention and fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property
A workshop is organized for the Libyan police units at the World Heritage Site of Sabratha, in order to build capacities concerning the prevention and fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property.
This training is aimed at a selected number of staff from different bodies of various public institutions (such as customs and police departments) from the Tripolitania and Fezzan regions, with a view to enforcing an efficient protection system in the country and building-up Libyan police in the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property in Libya. The World Customs Organization, INTERPOL and ICOM are also participating in this training, together with a number of international and Libyan archaeologists and university researchers.
As part of a broader capacity building programme funded by the Government of Italy, UNESCO and the Department of Antiquities of Libya, this workshop follows the recommendations made during the first introductory workshop on prevention and fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property, which took place in Tripoli at the Libya Museum, from 27 to 30 April 2013.