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Intersections in International Cultural Heritage Law
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
March 29-30, 2016
(full program available at left)

Registration: There is no cost to attend the conference, but advance registration is required. Conference attendees may register here.


Tuesday, March 29 (Hart Auditorium)

Panel 1:  International Human Rights & Cultural Heritage Law
Panel 2:  Law of Armed Conflict & Cultural Heritage Law
Lunch Keynote:  A Five-Year Retrospective on the Cultural Heritage of Syria and Iraq

  • Professor Patty Gerstenblith, Distinguished Research Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, DePaul University College of Law, and founding President of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Panel 3:  International Criminal Law & Cultural Heritage Law
Panel 4:  Extraterritorial Protection of Cultural Heritage
Panel 5:  International Movement and Restitution of Cultural Artifacts

Wednesday, March 30 (Gewirz Student Center)

Panel 6:  World Heritage and the World Court
Concluding Keynote:  Commentary:  The Case Concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Interpretation) (Cambodia v. Thailand)

  • Sir Frank Berman, former Legal Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and specialist in international law and international arbitration who successfully represented Cambodia before the International Court of Justice in the Case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Interpretation)
  • Roger O’Keefe, Professor of Public International Law at University College London and author of the book The Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict

Optional afternoon tour of the National Gallery of Art (spaces limited)

Hotel Information

Discounted hotel rooms are available at the nearby Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill starting at $199 per night, not including applicable taxes. To obtain the discounted rate, reservations must be made by Friday, March 4, using the following link:

The Hyatt Regency hotel is located two blocks from Georgetown Law. Attendees making their own hotel reservations should be aware that the Georgetown Law campus is located in downtown Washington, DC, and not on the Georgetown University main campus.


The Intersections in International Cultural Heritage Law Conference is hosted and sponsored by the Georgetown University Law Center.  We additionally thank our premier co-sponsor, the Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, and our supporting co-sponsor, the Georgetown Art Law Society.

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