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Legislation

The cultural heritage of Cambodia is protected by the following laws and agreements:

NATIONAL LAWS

Royal Decree 0196/26 On the Protection of Cultural Heritage, January 25, 1996

Sub-decree No 98 Concerning the Execution of the Protection of Cultural Patrimony, September 17, 2002

Royal Decree 0295/12 Establishing APSARA, February 19, 1995

Royal Decree 0199/18 2nd Decree regarding APSARA, January 22, 1999

Royal Decree 001/NS Establishing Protected Cultural Zones, May, 1994

Royal Decree 0705/323 Transferring Koh Ker to APSARA Authority

Royal Decree 0504/070 Establishing site of Koh Ker, June 05, 2004

Provisions Dated September 10, 1992 Relating to the Judiciary and Criminal Law and Procedure Applicable in Cambodia During the Transitional Period, Article 47: Receiving and Concealing Cultural Goods

Provisions Dated September 10, 1992 Relating to the Judiciary and Criminal Law and Procedure Applicable in Cambodia During the Transitional Period, Article 44: Misdemeanors Concerning Cultural Property

Law on Customs, Article 8, February 2003

INTERNATIONAL TREATIES

The Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its first Protocol, May 14, 1954

UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, November 14, 1970

UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects, June 24, 1995

Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, November 6, 2001

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, November 17, 2003

Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, October 20, 2005

BILATERAL AGREEMENTS WITH:

Thailand and United States of America