Practice Relating to Rule 41. Export and Return of Cultural Property in Occupied Territory
It has been reported that, during the Gulf War, large amounts of cultural property, including almost the entire contents of the Kuwait National Museum, were removed to Baghdad. After the Gulf War, Iraq stated that thousands of objects had been stolen from its provincial museums during the period of the military intervention and its immediate aftermath. Four volumes listing this catalogued material have been drawn up by the Iraqi authorities and deposited with UNESCO.