Illicit Art and Cultural Property Trafficking Across Borders

October 15, 2021

Yaél Weitz spoke on a distinguished panel presented by the Cardozo Public Service Scholars, Cardozo Students for Human Rights, Cardozo Art Law Society and The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights. Panelists discussed the international illicit cultural property and art trafficking market and its legal implications, focusing on the applications of international law and international human rights law. Special focus was given to antiquities and indigenous property, as well as the relationship between art trafficking and armed conflict.

Other speakers included: 

  • Dr. Patty Gerstenblith, Distinguished Research Professor at the DePaul University College of Law, Director of the Depaul University College of Law Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, and President of the Board of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield
  • Toby Usnik, founder of Philanthropic Impact (π) and former Chief Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Officer at Christie’s
  • Michael McCullough (moderator), Cardozo professor and attorney at Pearlstein & McCullough LLP