International Art and Heritage Law > Cyprus

Cyprus

Cypriot Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010

 

State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

9 September 1964

9 September 1964

16 May 2001

1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

19 October 1979

2 March 2004

1972 World Heritage Convention

14 August 1975

2001 Underwater Heritage Convention

-

2003 Intangible Heritage Convention

24 February 2006

2005 Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention

19 December 2006

 

State party to regional instruments

European Cultural Convention

23 September 1969

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

6 January 1989

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property

Signatory only 25 October 1985

European Convention for the Protection of the  Archaeological Heritage (revised)

8 April 1998

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

26 August 2002

Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

4 June 1996

European Landscape Convention

21 June 2006

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

-

Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society

-

 

Constitutional provisions

The Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus, 1960 as amended 1996, Arts 2, 3, 87, 108.

 

National legislation

Antiquities Law (original language and translation)

Return of Cultural Goods Law, No.183(1) of 2002

Export of Cultural Goods Law, No.182(1) of 2002

 

Other

Export Licence for European Union Countries

General Open Export Licence

Standardised Export Licence

Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Cyprus imposes U.S. import restrictions on pre-Classical and Classical archaeological objects as well as Byzantine ecclesiastical and ritual ethnological material of 16 July 2007

 

Other useful links

Department of Antiquities, Legislation

 

Contact

Maria Hadjicosti

Director, Department of Antiquities

1 Museum Street,

P.O Box 22024,

Nicosia 1516

fax: 22303148

tel.: 00357-22-865864

Email. [email protected]

General email: [email protected]

 

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