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Folarin Shyllon: Legal scholar, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Folarin Shyllon read law at King’s College London. He is the Chairperson of Nigerian Chapter UNESCO Memory of the World Committee. He specializes in cultural property law and intellectual property law. He is the author of Intellectual Property Law in Nigeria (C.H. Beck, Munich, Germany, 2003), International Encylopaedia of Laws for Intellectual Property

Law: Nigeria monograph (Kluwer Law Online, 2016) and Cultural Heritage Law and Management in Africa (Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, Lagos, 2013). He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Cultural Property and Art Antiquity and

Law. He was Dean Faculty of Law University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was a member of UNESCO’s Expert Committee on States’ Ownership of Cultural Heritage. He has been on the Nigerian delegation to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Countries of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation, and was the Rapporteur of the Committee’s 16th session. He was Vice-Chairman, Subsidiary Committee of the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, 2013 –2017.