Switzerland’s black box: the Geneva Free Ports and the global art trafficking

Charlotte Lenz - After French President Macron announced his intention to help the repatriation of African cultural heritage looted during colonial times, several African states have filed in their first requests. While Switzerland does not share France’s colonial past, it is still embroiled in the contemporary traffic of antiquities. This is due to legislative shortcomings and lax enforcement of regulations, especially in the Free Ports. […]