Tess Davis' recent opinion piece for the LA Times begs the question whether the Khmer Rouge could have passed along good title to the Khmer Statue that the US Government now maintains is stolen. See http://www.printfriendly.com/print?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.latimes.com%2Fnews%2Fopinion%2Fcommentary%2Fla-oe-adv-davis-khmer-loot-sothebys-20120425%2C0%2C2456835.story&partner=Shareaholic
However despicable the Khmer Rouge were, they were internationally recognized as the legitimate government of Cambodia around the time the statue was thought to have disappeared, and held Cambodia's UN seat in a coalition government until the early 1990's with Western support. Under the circumstances, should the US Government really take sides in this dispute between Sotheby's and the successor Cambodian government?
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Could the Khmer Rouge Pass Good Title?
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 1:02 PM
Labels: Cambodia, Cambodian MOU, Repatriation, Sotheby's, State Department, US Customs
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