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Poland

Polish Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010

 

State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

6 August 1956

6 August 1956

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1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

31 January 1974

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1972 World Heritage Convention

29 June 1976

2001 Underwater Heritage Convention

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2003 Intangible Heritage Convention

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2005 Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention

17 August 2007

 

State party to regional instruments

European Cultural Convention

16 November 1989

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

Signed 18 March 2010

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property

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

30 January 1996

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

12 February 2009

Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

20 December 2000

European Landscape Convention

27 September 2004

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

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Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society

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Constitutional provisions

Constitution of the Republic of Poland 1997, Arts 6, 27, 35, 53, 73

 

National legislation

Act on Organising and Conducting Cultural Activity of 25 October, 1991 (OJ 110, p.721 with later amendments and annexes) Source: UNESCO

Law on the Polish Language of 7 October 1999

Act on Museums, 21 November, 1996 (OJ 5, p.24, with amendments and annexes), Source: UNESCO

Act on Safeguarding and Protection of Monuments of 23 July 2003

Act on spatial planning and space management of 27 March 2003

Act on protection of natural resources of 16 April 2004

Law on protection of the environment of 27 April 2001

Act on the change of some Laws Defining the Competencies of the National Administration Bodies of 24 July 1998

Act on Voivodship Local Authority of 5 June 1998

Act on the Institute of National Remembrance - Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation 1998

Act on National and Ethnic Minorities and Regional Languages 2005

Act on Cinematography 2005

Act on the Protection of Sites of the Former Nazi Extermination Camps 1999

Archives Act 1983, Source: UNESCO

Libraries Act 1997, Source: UNESCO

 

CE Cultural Heritage Compendium

 

Other useful links

Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

 

Contact

Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 15/17

00-071 Warszawa

Telefon: +48 22 42 10 100

Fax: +48 22 42 10 131

Email:[email protected]

 

 

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