Arab Parliament reveals law to protect Arab antiquities

Arab Parliament reveals law to protect Arab antiquities

The Arab Parliament has issued today the “Guiding Law for the Preservation and Protection of Arab Antiquities”, as a unified Arab law on which Arab countries rely upon when preparing or updating their national legislations regarding protecting their antiquities.

In a statement today, the President of the Arab Parliament, Dr. Mishaal bin Fahim Al-Salami, indicated that the law aims to achieve legal protection for Arab antiquities at all national, regional and international levels, and to put in place practical mechanisms to help Arab countries to document cultural relics and properties and register them in national lists.

It is worth noting that strict rules have been developed to prevent stealing or smuggling of Arab antiquities and the restoration of the looted ones outside Arab countries.