On 12 October Luke Tattersall gave a lecture at a forum organised by The Institute of Art and Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.
The talk was entitled ‘sovereign immunity as it relates to art and cultural property’.
The lecture addressed the rules of state immunity under English law, looking at the provisions of the State Immunity Act 1978 and the United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property. The talk also considered the law of state immunity in the United States, reviewing the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act 1976 and the related case law concerning the restitution of art and cultural property in foreign jurisdictions. The talk finished by providing some practical pointers with regards to drafting and litigation in order to minimise the impact of state immunity in art and cultural heritage disputes.
Find more information about the event here.