AC author Seán Fobbe comments on the role of the international community in cultural heritage preservation, the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, and key legal instruments to protect cultural patrimony.
AC author Seán Fobbe discusses the unique challenge of cultural heritage preservation in Iraq; the difficulty of prosecuting war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide; and broader patterns in cultural crimes worldwide.
AC author Seán Fobbe comments on the groundbreaking work of RASHID International, a landmark report documenting cultural heritage destruction during the Yazidi genocide, and the intersection of human rights and cultural heritage preservation.
Antiquities Coalition Policy Note: Taking the First Step Toward Ending Illegal Antiquities Trafficking
A relatively easy-to-negotiate, yet underutilized, bilateral diplomatic memorandum of understanding can empower governments to stop cultural heritage trafficking and protect transparent, legal markets.
The Global Go To Think Tank Index, published annually by the University of Pennsylvania, has honored the Antiquities Coalition as one of the “Best New Think Tanks of 2017.”
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, eBay, Amazon, and WhatsApp have made it easier for looters and traffickers to directly contact potential buyers—cutting out the middlemen.