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The proposed laws respectively address items looted during World War 2, human remains, and other looted objects, including those from the colonial era.
UNESCO Brasilia regrets and strongly repudiates the events in Brasília yesterday, January 8, when protesters violently invaded public buildings and depredated works of art and items of the Brazilian cultural heritage.
In a “White Paper” launched on 21 December 2022, Avant-Garde Lawyers (AGL) called upon cultural institutions and cultural event organisers to respect the rights of Russian artists and to show leadership in defending the universal right to freedom of artistic expression without discrimination. The White Paper provides cultural institutions with information and analysis on the matter, highlighting concerns relating to the legality of these actions through the lens of fundamental rights as guaranteed under international law. It also provides recommendations on how they can avoid recourse to such damaging measures in the future. The White Paper is now available online.
In order to understand how artists and human rights defenders from across Latin America and the Caribbean have been affected by these concerning developments – and the steps they are taking to protect themselves and sustain their creative expression – ARC, in partnership with Amnesty International and Labo Ciudadano, has released a new report on artistic freedom in the region: Art in Turmoil: Artistic Freedom and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report presents the discussion and key findings from a closed virtual workshop convened in March 2022 which gathered 31 artists, human rights defenders, and cultural practitioners from 10 countries in the region.
Para entender cómo las personas artistas y defensoras de los derechos humanos de América Latina y el Caribe se han visto afectadas por estos preocupantes acontecimientos, y enterarnos de las medidas que están tomando para defenderse y mantener su expresión creativa, Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) de PEN America, Labo Ciudadano y Amnistía Internacional han publicado Arte en la Tormenta: Libertad Artística y Derechos Humanos en Latinoamérica y el Caribe, un nuevo informe sobre libertad artística en la región que resume los hallazgos de un taller cerrado convocado en marzo de 2022 que convocó a 31 artistas, activistas y defensores culturales provenientes de 10 distintos países.