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Information about Greece in free legal resources:

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The Legal History of Literature and Law in Ancient Greece

This section provides an overview of Literature and Law in Ancient Greece

Greece in 2011

United States views on international law (based on the document “Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law”): On July 17, 2011, the United States signed with Greece an MOU concerning the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from the Upper Paleolithic Period through the 15th Century A.D. of the Hellenic Republic, having first made the requisite statutory determination under section 303 of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act.

The MOU entered into force with an exchange of diplomatic notes on November 21, 2011. Following entry into force, the Department of Homeland Security, CBP, and the Department of the Treasury published in the Federal Register a Designated List of restricted archaeological material representing the Upper Paleolithic Period (beginning approximately 20,000 B.C.) through the 15th century A.D., and ecclesiastical ethnological material representing Greece’s Byzantine culture (approximately the 4th century through the 15th century A.D.). 76 Fed. Reg. 74,691 (Dec. 1, 2011). A December 6, 2011 State Department media note explained that the MOU:

will strengthen and enhance collaboration to reduce looting and trafficking of antiquities, and provide for their return to Greece. It also aims to further the international interchange of such materials for cultural, educational, and scientific purposes. The agreement builds on the United States’ long-term commitment to cultural preservation and is consistent with a recommendation of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. (internet link) Further information about the MOU, including a link to its text, is available at (internet link)


In relation to the international law practice and Greece in this world legal Encyclopedia, please see the following section:

Privileges, Immunities

About this subject:

Immunity of Foreign Officials

. Note: there is detailed information and resources, in relation with these topics during the year 2011, covered by the entry, in this law Encyclopedia, about Giraldo v. Drummond: Immunity from providing testimony

Literature Review on Greece

In the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, [1] Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos offers the following summary about the topic of Greece: _he Greek public administration is an atypical Western bureaucracy because it combines elements of a modern organization with aspects of traditional and excessive politicization. It is permeated by political clientelism, primarily driven by political parties, but it also makes steps to converge with other European national administrations. Institutional reforms, namely the introduction of democratic and more citizen-friendly structures, have progressed over time, while new public management reforms have not been implemented. After a deep economic crisis erupted in 2009, Greece’s public administration had to quickly adapt to pressures to become more efficient. Along the way, it has shed administrative units and civil service personnel to contribute to the fiscal consolidation of the Greek economy.

Greece and Europe

There is an entry on greece in the European legal encyclopedia.


See Also

  • Educational Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Cultural Property
  • Import Restrictions
  • Greece


See Also

  • Legal System
  • Country
  • Jurisdiction
  • Immigration
  • Consulate


See Also

Further Reading

  • Entry “Greece” in the work “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)


Notes and References

  1. Entry about Greece in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (2015, Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Further Reading

  • Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2018, Springer International Publishing, Germany)


See Also

  • Legal Biography
  • Legal Traditions
  • Historical Laws
  • History of Law

Further Reading

Hierarchical Display of Greece

Geography > Economic geography > EU Member State
Geography > Regions of EU Member States > Regions of Greece


Concept of Greece

See the dictionary definition of Greece.

Characteristics of Greece

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Translation of Greece

Thesaurus of Greece

Geography > Economic geography > EU Member State > Greece
Geography > Regions of EU Member States > Regions of Greece > Greece

See also

  • Hellenic Republic

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