Melinda Hengl
PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Pécs, Hungary

The paper analyses some major questions of the protection of cultural heritage from a comparative law perspective, drawing parallels between the relevant Hungarian (Act LXIV of 2001 on the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Act CXXV of 2017 on Sanctions for Administrative Violations, and Government Decree No. 191/2001 (18. X) on Heritage Protection Penalties), Serbian (Act on Cultural Heritage of 2021, and Act on Cultural Assets) and Slovenian (Act on the Protection of Cultural Heritage of 2008) regulatory backgrounds. The main points of the analysis include, for example: basic terminology, key institutions in charge of tasks relating to the protection of cultural heritage, main responsibilities of ministers concerned in cultural heritage conservation, requirements relating to experts and the training of concerned parties, provisions on removing cultural assets to a foreign country, registers and sanctions (system of penalties). The paper aims to highlight the main similarities and differences between the Hungarian, Serbian and Slovenian regulatory backgrounds on cultural heritage.

Keywords: cultural heritage, legal regulation, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia


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