Advocacy


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.

You may access LCCHP position statements, comment letters, and amicus briefs below.


Amicus Briefs

In re: Riven Flamenbaum

Archaeological Conservancy v. Wilson

Bakalar v. Vavra

Western Watersheds Project v. Bureau of Land Management


Comments and Testimony on US Legislation

Testimony Opposing Amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act

Letter to the Utah State Legislature in Opposition to Proposed Legislation to amend the Utah State Antiquities and Historic Sites Act


Comments and Testimony on International Agreements

Letter in Support of Extension of the US-Cambodia Bilateral Agreement (2013)

Comments for Interim Review of US-Italy Bilateral Agreement

Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Support of the U.S. Ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention

Letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Joseph Biden in Support of the U.S. Ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention

Letter in Support of Extension of the US-Cambodia Bilateral Agreement (2008)

Letter in Support of Extension of US-Cyprus Bilateral Agreement

Letter in Support of Amendment of US-Cyprus Bilateral Agreement

Letter in Support of Extension of US-Italy Bilateral Agreement



 
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