As a legal organization, the Lawyers’ Committee is in an ideal position to be a successful advocate for the preservation of cultural heritage. We fill that role by submitting comments on pending federal and state legislation that may impact cultural heritage and joining other preservationist organizations in submitting amicus briefs in cases involving cultural heritage issues. We also comment on proposed bilateral agreements between the United States and other countries to restrict the import of undocumented archaeological and ethnological materials. Furthermore, we organized a coalition of preservationist organizations and submitted written testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, which the Senate voted to ratify in September 2008.
LCCHP welcomes all suggestions and ideas regarding advocacy projects. If you have an advocacy project or are aware of a cause appropriate for LCCHP involvement, please email Executive Director Leila Amineddoleh (email@example.com) with ideas and suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you.