Amsterdam Court Plans To Hold Hearing On Scythian Gold Case On April 22
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Tue 09th March 2021 | 07:40 PM
The dispute is over a Scythian art collection from four Crimean museums that was on loan for an exhibition in Amsterdam in February 2014. A month later, Crimea reunited with Russia. The Dutch museum that was temporarily hosting the collection would have to decide whether to return it to Ukraine or Crimea. The museum said it would hold on to the artworks until either Ukraine and Crimea reached an agreement or the court ruled on the case.
The court reached an interim decision in July 2019 against Ukraine invoking the 1970 UNESCO Convention on illicit trafficking of cultural property and asked both sides of the dispute to present additional information so that it could make the final judgment.