Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act from the House to the Senate
March 22, 2012
On March 19, 2012,the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act. This legislation, introduced by Judiciary Committee member Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and co-sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TX), seeks to protect foreign artwork on loan to American museums by clarifying a part of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA). Next stop, the Senate.
For a more detailed analysis of the bill, read http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/2012/03/us-house-passes-foreign-cultural.html.