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Country Summary for CAMBODIA

I.  Relevant Legislation
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II.  Regulated Cultural Property

Definitions

'National cultural heritage'cultural property created or discovered on national territory. (LPCH, Art. 2)

'Cultural property'any work produced by human agency and any natural phenomenon of a scientific, historic, artistic or religious nature which bears witness to a certain stage in the development of a civilization or of the natural world and whose protection is in the public interest. Specific cultural property is to be registered by sub-decree. (LPCH, Art. 4)

Classification is the registration of public or private cultural property which has already been inventoried and whose protection is in the public interest from a scientific, historical, artistic or religious point of view. (LPCH, Art. 11)

Registry

Listing in the inventory consists of keeping a record of public and private cultural property which, while not necessarily requiring immediate classification, is nonetheless of some importance from a scientific, historical, artistic or religious point of view. (LPCH, Art. 7)

The competent authority shall draw up a list of cultural property classified at the end of each year. That list, organized by province and published in an official Gazette, shall indicate:               
(1) the nature of the cultural property classified;
(2) the place where it is located;
(3) the surnames and first names of its owner;
(4) the date of classification.(LPCH, Art. 18)
 

III.  Export Restrictions
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IV.  Ownership Rights and Restrictions
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V.  Violations, Penalties and Sanctions
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VI.  International Conventions and Bilateral Agreements
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Country Contact
for Cultural Property
Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts
227 Norodom Blvd
Phnom Penh
Cambodia mcfa@cambodia.gov.kh
www.mcfa.gov.kh
Ph: (855) 23 217 645
F: (855) 23 725 749