(photo: Allard Pierson)
Today, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, Gerechtshof Amsterdam, rendered judgment in the case between the State of Ukraine, Allard Pierson Museum and four Crimean museums, which has been ongoing since 2014. The Court of Appeal decided that the Crimean Treasures shall be returned to Ukraine, represented by Bergh Stoop & Sanders Advocaten.
It was ruled that the State Ukraine has a controlling interest when it comes to its cultural heritage and that therefore, the treasures – which where in the Netherlands for an exhibition in 2014 – have to be returned to Ukraine as Ukrainian heritage, and not to the Crimean museums in light of the annexation of Crimea which took place when the treasures where on loan in the Netherlands:
(…) [𝘐]𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮 𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘜𝘬𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘖𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘜𝘬𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮 𝘓𝘢𝘸, 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘬𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥.
For the full text of the judgment, please be referred to the following link: https://lnkd.in/g7aWMkKM .
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