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Thursday, 23 September 1999
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Mr Latham asked the Minister representing the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, upon notice, on 10 August 1999:

Will the Minister bring up-to-date the information provided in the answer to question No. 1398 (Hansard , 13 May 1997, page 3439), concerning the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (Paris, 1970).


Mr McGauran (Arts and the Centenary of Federation) —The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The latest information from UNESCO on the 1970 Convention, updated to 3 December 1998, shows the following states are parties to the 1970 convention:

States participant:

Ratification/Acceptance/Accession/Succession (s)

Algeria

24 Jun 1974

Angola

7 Nov 1991

Argentina

11 Jan 1973

Armenia

5 Sep 1993 (s)

Australia

30 Oct 1989

Bahamas

9 Oct 1997

Bangladesh

9 Dec 1987

Belarus

28 Apr 1988

Belize

26 Jan 1990

Bolivia

4 Oct 1976

Bosnia and Herzegovina

12 Jul 1993 (s)

Brazil

16 Feb 1973

Bulgaria

15 Sep 1971

Burkina Faso

7 April 1987

Cambodia

26 Sep 1972

Cameroon

24 May 1972

Canada

28 Mar 1978

Central African Republic

1 Feb 1972

China

28 Nov 1989

Colombia

24 May 1988

Costa Rica

6 Mar 1996

Cte d'Ivoire

30 Oct 1990

Croatia

6 Jul 1992 (s)

Cuba

30 Jan 1980

Cyprus

19 Oct 1979

Czech Republic *

26 Mar 1993 (s)

Dominican Republic

7 Mar 1973

Ecuador

24 Mar 1971

Egypt

5 Apr 1973

El Salvador

20 Feb 1978

Estonia

27 Oct 1995

Georgia

4 Nov 1992 (s)

Greece

5 June 1981

Grenada

10 Sep 1992

Guatamala

14 Jan 1985

Guinea

18 Mar 1979

Honduras

19 Mar 1979

Hungary

23 Oct 1978

India

24 Jan 1977

Iran

27 Jan 1975

Iraq

12 Feb 1973

Italy

2 Oct 1978

Jordan

15 Mar 1974

Korea, Dem. People's Rep. of

13 May 1983

Korea, Republic of

14 Feb 1983

Kuwait

22 Jun 1972

Kyrgyzstan

3 Jul 1995

Lebanon

25 Aug 1992

Libya

9 Jan 1973

Lithuania

27 Jul 1998

Madagascar

21 Jun 1989

Mali

6 Apr 1987

Mauritania

27 Apr 1977

Mauritius

27 Feb 1978

Mexico

4 Oct 1972

Mongolia

23 May 1991

Nepal

23 Jun 1976

Nicaragua

19 Apr 1977

Niger

16 Oct 1972

Nigeria

24 Jan 1972

Oman

2 Jun 1978

Pakistan

30 Apr 1981

Panama

13 Aug 1973

Peru

24 Oct 1979

Poland

31 Jan 1974

Portugal

9 Dec 1985

Qatar

20 Apr 1977

Romania

6 Dec 1993

Russia

28 Apr 1988

Saudi Arabia

8 Sep 1976

Senegal

9 Dec 1984

Slovakia *

31 Mar 1993 (s)

Slovenia

5 Nov 1992 (s)

Spain

10 Jan 1986

Sri Lanka

7 Apr 1981

Syria

21 Feb 1975

Tajikistan

28 Aug 1992 (s)

Tanzania

2 Aug 1977

Tunisia

10 Mar 1975

Turkey

21 Apr 1981

Ukraine

28 Apr 1988

United States of America

2 Sep 1983

Uruguay

9 Aug 1977

Uzbekistan

15 Mar 1996

Yugoslavia

3 Oct 1972

Zaire

23 Sep 1974

Zambia

21 Jun 1985

* Instrument of accession was deposited for Czechoslovakia on 14 February 1997.

Note: Instrument of accession was deposited for the German Democratic Republic on 16 January 1974 but no longer applies.