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Attorney-General of New Zealand v. Ortiz and Others
Attorney-General of New Zealand v. Ortiz and Others,  Q.B., 2 W.L.R. 10 (Eng.); aff'd,  EWCA (Civ), 2 W.L.R. 343 (Eng.).
At issue in this United Kingdom case, one of the earliest to address cultural heritage claims and
, was whether a Maori artifact had been automatically forfeited by virtue of having been illegally exported from New Zealand. The British House of Lords, the final decision-making body, denied New Zealand’s claim to the pre-1800 Maori door carving, holding that . . . .
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