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In April 2014, the Belgian federal government implemented the Convention into law, instigated by 11 shipwrecks that came under the law’s protection at the time (see our newsflash of 30-05-2014). In 2021, the Convention came under scrutiny, where procedural gaps and ambiguities therein became apparent. As such, Belgium reintroduced the law on 23 April 2021 which addressed these, designed to improve upon and protect shipwrecks in Belgian maritime zones. The law of 23 April 2021, implementing the Convention on the protection of the underwater cultural heritage and the protection of valuable wrecks (hereafter the New UCH Law) came into effect on the 4 June 2021. It abolishes the previous law that was transposed in 2014.
Published on 08/09/2021More info
Which laws and legislative projects should art dealers and collectors keep in mind?
Published on 08/05/2020More info
The Court of Justice of the European Union recently delivered a particularly interesting judgment regarding the liability of sale intermediaries.
Published on 24/03/2017More info
Directive EU 2014/60 on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State finally implemented in Belgian law
Published on 23/05/2016More info
Alternative financing for the museum and cultural sector in Flanders
Published on 24/02/2016More info
New Flemish nautical heritage regime in force
Published on 28/12/2015More info
Nieuw topstukkendecreet in werking
Published on 16/12/2015More info
The Khurvin case in a nutshell (Iranian archaeological objects)
Published on 31/08/2015More info
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