Participants of this course will obtain an overview of legal frameworks and policy making to protect cultural heritage on international level. This course covers five Conventions adopted by UNESCO and one Convention by UNIDROIT. On the other hand, the protection of cultural heritage has traditionally been a national subject matter of each state, reflecting sovereign aspect of cultural identity. In addition, since decisions of the governing bodies of each Convention play an important role as a “binding case law”, they will be referred to in relation to concrete cases.