Statistical data confirms that the prevention of and fight against the illegal dealing in cultural objects in Latvia should be paid significant attention. Thefts of icons and paintings as well as the illegal obtainment of archaeological artifacts in unlawful excavations are more characteristic in Latvia than other offenses against cultural objects. Cultural objects are being more frequently illegally obtained in private dwellings, places of worship, cemeteries and ancient burial places. The Article reveals the main reasons of unsatisfying statistical data, discusses possible technical and social solutions for stronger preventing and combating offenses against cultural objects*

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Please read the full article by, LL.B Andris Kairišs here: kairisa-2016-crime-against-cultural-property-finding-solutions-rev.pdf

The Article was initially published by European Association of Archaeologists, Committee on the Illicit Trade in Cultural Material;

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