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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

Members of Congressman Charles B. Rangel’s
(Dem-NY) and Congressman Steve Israel’s
(Dem-NY) staff are considering the introduction of
legislation that would specifically exempt coins from
trade restrictions under the Cultural Property
Implementation Act (CPIA). This initiative is being
heavily lobbied for by coin collectors. LCCHP
opposes the passage of this legislation, which would
weaken protection of cultural heritage and allow
collectors to more easily purchase coins discovered
during illicit excavations. Please visit the link below to
learn more about LCCHP's efforts to protect valuable
cultural heritage.

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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 Sep 2014 11:45 AM • Depaul University College of Law, 25 East Jackson Blvd - Room 241 (Lewis), Chicago, IL 60604

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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.

The guide is free to all members of the Lawyers' Committee.


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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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