CIS Countries to Expand Cooperation in Struggle against Stealing Culture Values and Guaranteeing Their Return

Society Materials 6 December 2006 17:13 (UTC +04:00)

CIS member-states will expand cooperation in the struggle against stealing culture values and ensuring their return, Trend reports referring to a source in the CIS Executive Committee.

A Draft-Agreement on Cooperation in the Struggle against Stealing Cultural Values and Guaranteeing Their Return between CIS Member-States, which has been prepared with this objective, is being discussed in Minsk during the second sitting of the CIS expert group.

The Draft-Agreement envisages the development of cooperation between CIS member-states in the following directions: improving the normative and legal base in the sphere of stealing the values, harmonization of the national legislation in this field, taking agreed measures to fulfill provisions of universal and regional international agreements considered for the struggle against stealing the values, analysis of the situation and dynamics of the criminality connected with stealing the values and results of this struggle, as well as improving mechanisms of the coordination between law enforcement and other bodies to take measures to counteract stealing the values, etc.