“To fight the illicit trafficking of cultural objects, professionals of the field are getting trained in the framework of ESTERDAD.”
Time Frame: 2017 – present
To fight the illicit trafficking of cultural objects, professionals of the field are getting trained in the framework of ESTERDAD.
In collaboration with Blue Shield International and funded by the Norwegian Embassy in Lebanon, the project aims at establishing specialized, professional networks in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq to investigate and disrupt the trafficking of cultural objects in order to work closely with law enforcement as well as juridical authorities to secure the repatriation of trafficked objects. This training program aims at building capacity to oppose the trafficking of antiquities by explaining the organization and operation of the antiquities market, informing about national/bilateral agreements, international laws and conventions that are available to control the trade, and by outlining the work of law enforcement in tackling the trade and recovering trafficked objects.
Publication: Final Report