Art, Antiquities, Heritage and Wildlife Crime in SE Asia

Venue: The CUHK Graduate Law Centre, The Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong.

Date and time- Saturday 22nd October, 2016, 9.30 am- 5.15 pm.

The conference website, with details of how to register, can be found here.

The Conference will bring together experts from law enforcement agencies, the museum sector, conservation groups and academics to discuss issues in the prevention of art crime including the looting and illicit traffic in antiquities in Southeast Asia. There will also be a panel considering Hong Kong’s place in the illicit trade in ivory with representatives from conservation and protection agencies.

The Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong presents a conference as part of its 10th Anniversary celebrations to consider crime involving art, antiquities, cultural heritage and wildlife in Southeast Asia and beyond. The Conference will involve academics, legal practitioners, the Hong Kong Police Force, Interpol and US Homeland Security. The speakers will consider issues involving art crime and cultural heritage protection in Southeast Asia including the looting and illicit traffic in antiquities in Southeast Asia. There will also be a special panel considering the trade in endangered species focusing on Hong Kong’s place in the illicit trade in ivory.

Speakers include: Dr Stefan Gruber, Associate Professor, the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research of Kyoto University; Simon Mackenzie Professor of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow (Trafficking Culture); Joanna Caen, Senior Consultant, Head of Private Wealth – China, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong; Toby Bull, Senior Inspector, Hong Kong Police Force; Jordan Arnold, Managing Director, Head of Private Client Services, K2 Art Risk Consultancy; Jean-Christophe Marten Perolin, Police Commandant Ministry of Interior International Police Co-operation Directorate; Françoise Bortolotti, Criminal Intelligence Officer, Works of Art Unit, Interpol; Michael Simpson, Assistant HSI Attaché, Homeland Security Investigations Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan; Steven Gallagher, Associate Professor of Practice in Law, The Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 

For further details please contact Ms Bonnie Leung (swleung@cuhk.edu.hk) or Steven Gallagher (stevegallagher@cuhk.edu.hk)

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