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The Committee for Cultural Policy is proud to have completed a major project with TrustLaw, a philanthropic arm of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, in 2020. Its purpose was to generate independent, professionally produced, research papers on cultural property laws, their application and enforcement from volunteer law firms across the globe. Our final working group consisted of legal teams from the U.S., China, Nigeria, Peru, the United Kingdom, India, Turkey, Italy, and Bulgaria.

CCP coordinated and organized work by lawyers from the nine countries whose firms contributed to TrustLaw Project’s research on cultural property laws, application and enforcement. The publications are part of CCP’s Global Art and Heritage Law Series.

The Global Art and Heritage Law Series will be hosted on a new webpage, Cultural Property Law, culturalpropertylaw.org, linked to our Cultural Property News webpage. Each illustrated report will be available for free download.

Our goal is to provide facts and sophisticated legal and arts analysis to teacher, students, museums, journalists, the art trade and to the general public.

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Our free news website, now serves over 9000 subscribers. Since 2018, we have published over 180 original news articles, policy briefs, and legislative analyses.

CCP has provided expert testimony on legislation on money laundering and punitive tariffs on art. We worked with U.S. Jewish organizations and members of the House and Senate to preserve the Iraqi Jewish Archive in the United States and eliminate provisions in U.S.-foreign agreements harming minority communities in the Middle East. We provided research to support cultural rights claims of Armenian Orthodox, Greek, and Muslim minorities in Europe and Asia, and those of indigenous peoples in the Americas. We have testified on over a dozen proposed U.S. blockades on imports under the Cultural Property Implementation Act with nations around the world. We partnered with art dealer organizations and Native American tribes to improve legislation covering cultural patrimony.

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