We are proud to announce that the ArtLaw.club founder, Irina Olevska, has become an individual partner of The 1995 UNIDROIT Convention Academic Project (“UCAP”). Irina is the only partner of the project from the Baltic and Scandinavian region.
"I am honoured to be granted the status of a partner to the project and to be among the most prominent members of the art and cultural heritage law academic society, like Professor Patty Gerstenblith, Honorary Professor Patrick O’Keefe, Honorary Professor Lyndel Prott and many others. I do hope that ArtLaw.club, with the help of our readers and followers, will become the valuable source of information for everyone interested in protection of their cultural heritage”, said Irina Olevska.
UCAP has the main objective of promoting a favourable legal environment for restitution and return of stolen or illegally exported cultural objects through knowledge sharing and dissemination. Education is a key tool in protecting cultural property and combating illicit traffic and UCAP is meant to increase the awareness and knowledge about the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects. (source: https://1995unidroitcap.org/about-us/).
We in ArtLaw.club share the mission and goal of the UCAP, as well as want to provide an opportunity for our readers and followers to assess the significance, the distinctive features and operational aspects of the 1995 Convention and its interaction with other regional and international instruments with a view also to assess their legal impact. (ibid.)