Georgetown Law to Host International Cultural Heritage Law Conference

By Olga Symeonoglou

On March 29 and 30, Georgetown Law is hosting a conference, Intersections in International Cultural Heritage Law. The conference is co-sponsored by the Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and coincides with 
ASIL’s annual meeting March 30 – April 2.

There will be six panels: International Human Rights Law, Law of Armed Conflict, International Criminal Law, Extraterritorial Protection of Cultural Heritage, International Movement and Restitution of Cultural Artifacts, and World Heritage and the World Court.

There will be two keynote speakers. Professor Patty Gerstenblith, Distinguished Research Professor of Law and director of the Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law at DePaul University College of Law will give a lunch keynote on March 29 on the Cultural Heritage of Syria and Iraq. On March 30, Sir Frank Berman, former Legal Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Roger O’Keefe, Professor of Public International Law at University College London will give the concluding keynote on the Case Concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand).