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id: 10220

id: 10220

DIRECTIVE 2014/60/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
AND OF THE COUNCIL
of 15 May 2014
on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 (Recast)

Official Journal of the European Union UE L. 2014 No. 159, p. 1

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Article 5. Member States' central authorities shall cooperate and promote consultation between the Member States' competent national authorities. The latter shall in particular:

(6) act as intermediary between the possessor and/or holder and the requesting Member State with regard to return. To that end, the competent authorities of the requested Member State may, without prejudice to Article 6, first facilitate the implementation of an arbitration procedure, in accordance with the national legislation of the requested Member State and provided that the requesting Member State and the possessor or holder give their formal approval.

Article 6. The requesting Member State may initiate, before the competent court in the requested Member State, proceedings against the possessor or, failing him, the holder, with the aim of securing the return of a cultural object which has been unlawfully removed from its territory.

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