ECHO Publications Code of Ethics
As the official website of the Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organisation (ECHO), this website will not host any advertisements for antiquities dealers, and will not knowingly serve for the announcement of initial scholarly presentation of any object in a private or public collection acquired after 30th December 1970, unless that object can be proved to have been part of an already existing collection or can be proved beyond reasonable doubt that it has been legally exported from the country of origin.
ECHO and ECHO Publications condemn the looting and destruction of archaeological sites and are supporters of the:
- 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property;
- the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects;
- and the UNESCO Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.