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Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak is Professor of Law, Faculty of Law and UNESCO Chair of International Law and Cultural Heritage at the University of Technology Sydney. She holds a BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) and PhD from the University of Sydney. She is a barrister and solicitor in Sydney, Australia, and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1992 and the High Court and Federal Courts of Australia in 1997. She has provided expert advice to various international organisations, including the UNHCHR, UNESCO and the European Commission and national foreign ministries in areas relating to cultural heritage law, human rights law and international humanitarian law. Professor Vrdoljak is the author of International Law, Museums and the Return of Cultural Objects (Cambridge University Press, 2006, 2nd edn forthcoming) and editor of the Oxford Handbook on International Cultural Heritage Law with Francesco Francioni (Oxford University Press, 2020). She is co-General Editor of the Oxford University Press book series Cultural Heritage Law and Policy, and Commentaries on International Cultural Heritage Law, and an Advisory Board member of the International Journal of Cultural Property and President of the International Cultural Property Society.

Luis Javier Capote-Pérez

Luis Javier Capote-Pérez is Lecturer in Private Law at the University of La Laguna, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from this university. His research interests include: tourism, Land Register, family law, cultural and intellectual property and gender perspective of private law. Professor Capote-Pérez is a member of many university institutions, like Cultural Cathedra “Francisco Tomás y Valiente” or “Radio Campus” – the oldest university radio station in Spain - of the University of La Laguna. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Santander Art and Culture Law Review and of the UNESCO Cultural Chair on Cultural Property Law of the University of Opole. He has been Acting Judge at the Appellation Court of Santa Cruz de Tenerife since 2006. He is very active in the area of divulgation, acting as a member of the Scientific Divulgation Cultural Chair of the University of La Laguna and creating many materials for legal divulgation – some of which are available in audiovisual format in ULLMedia, the YouTube channel of the University. He speaks Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.

Kalliopi Chainoglou

Kalliopi Chainoglou (LL.B. University of Essex, LL.M. UCL, Ph.D. King’s College London) is an academic and a researcher in the field of international, EU and Council of Europe law, with particular interest in cultural and culture-related rights and policies, cultural heritage, and women’s/refugees’ and children’s rights. She has produced a number of monographs, contributions to edited volumes, as well as academic articles  that have been published by prestigious European and USA publishing houses. Kalliopi is currently an Assistant Professor of International Law and International Institutions at the University of Macedonia (Greece), a Visiting Professor at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre of Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London (UK). She is also acting as a Research Associate at the UNESCO Chair on Women, Peace and Security: Building Capacity and Resilience through Education and Research and the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Policy for an Active Citizenship at the University of Macedonia. She has led several income-generating projects and has undertaken consultancies for the Council of Europe.

Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini (Ph.D. University of Trento) is Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at the Department IUSLIT of the University of Trieste, Italy. She is former Research Associate at the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht of Hamburg, Germany, within the network “Study Group on a European Civil Code” (October 2004 - July 2007) and former Marie Curie Fellow at the Zentrum für Europäisches Rechtspolitik of the University of Bremen, Germany (January 2006 – March 2007). She has served as legal expert for several studies on consumer law and conveyancing funded by the EU Commission, and for the Friulia S.p.A. – Finanziaria Regionale Friuli - Venezia Giulia, Italy (2009). She is a member of the SIRD (Italian Society for the Research in Comparative Law – National Committee of the International Association of Legal Sciences) and Fellow of the European Law Institute. Her main research fields include Comparative Cultural Heritage Law, Comparative Secured Transactions Law, Anglo-American Law, European Private Law, and EU Law.

Kristin Hausler

Kristin Hausler (lic. iur. University of Fribourg, LL.M. UBC) is the Dorset Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. She leads research projects advising governments, international organisations and NGOs on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. Her particular expertise lies in cultural heritage, a topic on which she regularly publishes and conducts training, including for armed groups (with Geneva Call) and police officers (with ICCROM and Interpol). Previously she worked at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver on a project aimed at returning Ancestral remains to Indigenous communities. She is a member of the Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance Committee of the International Law Association. Kristin also has a background in the cultural sector, having worked in museums and studied modern and contemporary art at Christie's in New York.

Piotr Stec

Piotr Stec is professor of law at the Opole University and an attorney/solicitor (radca prawny) in the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Katowice. He currently serves as the Director of the Institute of Legal Studies at the University of Opole. His educational background includes University of Silesia M. Juris (1997), PhD (2001) and LLD (2009) in law, and he passed the state examination for judges in 1999. Piotr’s law practice includes consulting in cultural property matters and participation in the
law-making process as an advisor to various stakeholders. He acted as an expert for the Polish Ministry of Culture, and was a member of the Collegium of the Supreme Audit Office of the Republic of Poland (2017-2020). In 2018 he obtained the Decoration of Honor Meritorious for Polish Culture. In 2020, he was selected as an arbitrator for the Arbitrator Pool of the Court of Arbitration for Art (CafA) in Hague. His research is focused on comparative private law, intellectual property, and art law, in particular regulation of the art market, auction sales and liability issues. Piotr also teaches core courses in the Civil Law of persons and obligations, Law and Literature, and Art Law. He has written extensively, being the author of over 70 publications. He has published works on, inter alia, the restitution of cultural goods, comparative property law, the law of trusts and like devices, and intellectual property rights of artists and academics. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Santander Art & Culture Law Review.