This comment will look first at why the illicit traffic of cultural property is an area of controversy and describe what competing interests are involved. Next, the actions that have been taken both on the international level and unilaterally by the United States to counter and possibly solve the problem will be examined. Finally, the still developing policy of the United States will be reviewed and evaluated.
Lawrence J. Persick, The Continuing Development of United States Policy Concerning the International Movement of Cultural Property, 4 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 89 (1985).