International Art and Heritage Law > Slovakia


Slovak Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010


State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

31 March 1993

31 March 1993

11 February 2004

1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

31 March 1993

16 June 2003

1972 World Heritage Convention

31 March 1993

2001 Underwater Heritage Convention

11 March 2009

2003 Intangible Heritage Convention

24 March 2006

2005 Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention

18 December 2006


State party to regional instruments

European Cultural Convention

10 May 1990

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

7 March 2001

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property


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

31 October 2000

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

5 September 2001

Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

14 September 1995

European Landscape Convention

9 August 2005

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

5 September 2007

Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society



Constitutional provisions

Constitutional of the Slovak Republic 1994, Arts 6, 24, 26, 33, 34, 43 and 44


National legislation

Law on the Use of Minority Languages, 1999

Law on Denomination of Communities in Language of National Minorities, 1994

Act No. 4/1958 Coll. on Folk Art Production and Arts and Crafts

Declaration of the National Council of the Slovak Republic on the protection of cultural heritage No. 91/2001

Act No. 49/2002 Coll. on the Protection of Historical Monuments

Act No.115/1998 Coll. on Museums and Galleries and on the Protection of Objects of Museum and Gallery Value (as amended)

Act No.287/1994 on Preservation of Nature and Landscape

Act No.270/1995 Coll. on the Official Language of the Slovak Republic

Act No.183/2000 Coll. On Libraries

Act No.395/2002 Coll. On Archives

Act No.416/2002 Coll. On the Return of Illegally Exported Cultural Objects

Act No.479/2005 Coll. Building Code


CE Cultural Heritage Compendium


Other useful links

Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Slovak Republic, Legislation (English)



Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Slovak Republic

Nam. SNP No. 33.

813 31 Bratislava


Tel.: 00421 2 20482 155

Fax: 00421 2 20482 174

E-mail: [email protected]



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