Sub-regional workshop (Southern Latin America) on the role of police forces in the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural property

The project aims at improving the effectiveness of the fight against illicit trafficking at the local, national and regional level, with a special focus on the role of police and customs officers. It also reinforces synergies resulting from the cooperation of police forces and other concerned institutions.
The main topics dealt with are:
• The international routes of illegal trafficking of art objects;
• The transportation and concealment of illegally exported cultural goods;
• Prevention and intervention in protected archaeological areas - identification of the levels of risks in national and regional sites and realistic recommendations to improve measures for their protection;
• Sampling, treatment and custody of archaeological finds;
• Inventories: system and procedure;
• Protection systems and prevention in museums and religious buildings;
• Protection of archives and libraries;
• Protection and safeguarding of archaeological heritage in the event of armed conflict;
• Operations in customs areas;
• Investigation tactics and difficulties against crime affecting the cultural heritage.

Four participants from five different countries of the region attend the meeting, and Paraguay is represented by 20 participants.
The workshop takes place in the National Archives of Paraguay.
Interpol-Paraguay provides special support to this event by covering the costs related to communication (such as banners) and selecting the participants (especially those working in police and customs units).


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 23.07.2013 08:00 local time
End 25.07.2013 17:00 local time
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Focal point Planche, Edouard
Organizer Montevideo and Headquarters
Country Paraguay
City Asunción
Venue National Archives of Paraguay
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