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Immunity from Seizure and Suit in Australia: The Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 June 2014

Craig Forrest*
Reader and Fellow, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland.


Australia has, like many other states over the past few years, introduced a statute that provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects on loan from abroad and immunity from suit for certain parties. This article explores the historical context that lead to the adoption of this statute and comprehensively explores the legislative regime, highlighting its peculiarities.

Research Article
Copyright © International Cultural Property Society 2014 

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