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Reservation made on the ratification and withdrawn by a note of 3 October 1979 (see LA/Depositary/1979/23).

"...the restitution of cultural property, in accordance with the terms of Sections I and II of the Protocol, can be demanded only after the expiration of a period of 20 years after the date on which the property in question came into the possession of a good-faith holder." (See letter CL/1522 of 30 October 1961.)

(Bulgaria, Byelorussian SSR, Chad, Czechoslovakia, German Democratic Republic, India, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Spain, United Arab Republic and USSR issued observations as regards this reservation (see letters CL/1606 of 27 November 1962 and CL/2351 Add. of 14 August 1974))

SOURCE: UNESCO's standard-setting instrument, IV.A.3.Ratif.

Adam Roberts in his "Documents on the laws of war", gives another translation confirmed as accurate by the Depositay (because UNESCO does not have an English translation of the reservation made by Norway:

"The return of cultural property in accord with the provisions of Sections I and II of the Protocol cannot be demanded after the end of a period of twenty years, starting from the date when the property concerned came into the possession of a holder in good faith."

SOURCE: Adam Roberts, Documents on the laws of war, Clarendon press, Oxford, 1982 p. 370
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