Cultural Property Law and Restitution
This invaluable book, for the first time, brings together the international and European Union
legal framework on cultural property law and the restitution of cultural property. Drawing on
the author’s extensive experience of international disputes, it provides a very comprehensive
and useful commentary.
Theories of cultural nationalism and cultural internationalism and their founding principles are
explored. Irini Stamatoudi also draws on soft law sources, ethics, morality, public feeling and
the role of international organisations to create a complete picture of the principles and trends
This book will be highly useful to academics, postgraduate students, practitioners and policy
makers in the field of cultural heritage or cultural property law. It will also be of great interest
to those researching in the areas of museum studies or cultural diplomacy.