International Art and Heritage Law > Latvia

Latvia

Latvian Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010

 

State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

19 December 2003

19 December 2003

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1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

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1972 World Heritage Convention

10 January 1995

2001 Underwater Heritage Convention

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2003 Intangible Heritage Convention

14 January 2005

2005 Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention

6 July 2007

 

State party to regional instruments

European Cultural Convention

7 May 1992

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

29 July 2003

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property

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

29 July 2003

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

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Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

6 June 2005

European Landscape Convention

5 June 2007

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

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Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society

26 April 2006

 

Constitutional provisions

Constitutional of Republic of Latvia, Chapter 8, Articles 113, 114, 115 and 116

 

National legislation

Law on Libraries (1998)

Law on Museums (2006)

Law on the Protection of Cultural Monuments (1992)

Law on Cultural Institutions (1998) (not reproduced)

Law on Local Governments (1994, as amended 2009), s.15 (not reproduced)

Law on Archives (1991)

Official Language Law (1999)

Law on the Preservation and Protection of Riga's Historical Centre (2003)

Law on Cultural Autonomy (1991)

Environmental Protection Law (2007)

Law on Environmental Impact Assessment (2001 as amended to 2007)

Regulations No. 8 of the Cabinet of Ministers of January 7, 2003 ”Makslas un antikvaro priekšmetu izvešana no Latvijas un ievešana Latvija” (not reproduced)

Regulations No. 526 of the Cabinet of Ministers of September 16, 2003 “Nelikumigi izvesto makslas un antikvaro priekšmetu atdošanas kartiba” (not reproduced)

 

CE Cultural Heritage Compendium

 

Other useful links

Ministry of Culture

State Inspectorate for Heritage Protection

State Archives of Latvia, Legislation

 

Contact

Latvian Ministry of Culture

Website: http://www.km.gov.lv/en/

K. Valdemara iela 11 a

Riga, LV-1364

Phone: +371 67330200

Fax: +371 67330293

E-mail: [email protected]  

 

 

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