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WHAT IS CULTURAL HERITAGE?


While there is no universal definition of cultural heritage, it generally refers to the objects, places, and traditions that define us as individuals, societies, nations, civilizations, and even human beings. It may be tangible, as in artifacts, antiquities, art, monuments, archaeological sites, historic buildings, and sacred places. Or intangible, such as knowledge, beliefs, and practices. It can even be natural, for example, culturally significant landscapes. It is a legacy that we inherit from past generations, which we have a responsibility to protect for the next.

FEATURED CAMPAIGN

LCCHP is asking the Senate to postpone the U.S. Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act, until it has addressed concerns with this bill through open hearings. The proposed legislation will allow foreign governments to immunize themselves from U.S. lawsuits when loaning art and antiquities to American museums. While we support its purpose of cultural exchange, we fear that it would leave victims of theft and looting without recourse to recover their rightful property.

     
CALENDAR

"Protecting Cultural Heritage during Armed Conflict: The Paradigms of Mali and Syria"
2 Apr 2014, Spring 2014 Meeting of the International Section of the ABA,
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY  

22 Apr 2014 4:00 PM • University of Pennsylvania Museum
30 Apr 2014 12:00 PM • Conference Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
13 Jun 2014 • University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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Our Guide to Cultural Heritage Law Internships and Externships has been updated for 2014. It contains information on over 50 opportunities for law students and recent graduates. Some of these positions are also open to undergraduates, graduate students, and graduates from non-legal programs.

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SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION


The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce its 2014 Student Writing Competition. In doing so, we continue to encourage and recognize scholarship in cultural heritage law by awarding law students for superior papers in the field. This year's deadline for submissions is Monday, June 30, 2014.  



     
CULTURAL HERITAGE NEWS

WATCH 2011 CONFERENCE
To mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic, international experts explored the challenges facing the world's underwater cultural heritage during our 3 November 2011 conference at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC. Keeping the Lid on Davy Jones' Locker gave the public an unprecedented opportunity to interact with the archaeologists, explorers, and scientists behind the most important nautical expeditions of our time. Since maritime discoveries are often hotly contested in the courts, the conference also featured top attorneys.

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