26 October 2020 08:53 AM

UNTOC approves Egyptian proposal on restoring looted artifacts

Saturday، 17 October 2020 - 05:31 PM

The conference of the states signing on the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) has approved an Egyptian proposal on boosting international cooperation to restore looted cultural and archaeological artifacts and confiscate the funds obtained from selling them.

In its statement on Saturday 17/10/2020, the general prosecution said that Mohamed Khalaf, director of the international cooperation department at the bureau of the prosecutor general, delivered a speech before the 10th session of the conference, held in Vienna, where he highlighted that the Egyptian prosecution has introduced the bill for reinforcing international cooperation in this regard, after it had noticed that the international cooperation mechanisms are lacking an international legal framework fighting the organized criminal groups.

The general prosecution has chaired the Egyptian delegation during the conference activities, where the proposal was discussed and later approved by the member states.


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