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Removal and return of cultural objects have informed human relations since antiquity. It is important to recall that contemporary responses and mechanisms to restitution claims must accord with the right of self-determination and be developed and operate with the effective participation and free prior and informed consent of the victims of serious cultural losses past and present.

Published in UNESCO’s Culture and Public Policy Tracker in the lead up to the World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development, in Mexico City in September 2022

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

The UNESCO Chair and UTS supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its implementation in full.

UNESCO Chair in International Law and Cultural Heritage
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