Feeley’s Legal Argument For the Return of the Greek Marbles

Australian lawyer Kathryn-Magnolia Feeley offers her own approach to the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles from London to Athens. Her ideas will be officially launched Oct. 14 during her book presentation in Canberra.

The author of “How The Greeks Can Get Their Marbles Back- the legal argument for the return of the Parthenon Marbles ” is an expert on human rights law and has worked as an archaeologist in Greece before taking up her lawyer profession.

According to Feeley, the UK will never agree to give the Marbles back for plainly cultural reasons. “A gesture like this would bring all museums of the world upside down” explained Feeley. For the author, arguments concerning the cultural heritage should be left aside and replaced by the legal argument that these monuments are connected to the Greek people – in both spiritual and religious ways – since their creation in antiquity.

Kathryn-Magnolia Feeley explains the whole legal procedures needed to be launched by Greek ex-pats living in different EU countries in order to win their case.