The European court confirms Italy’s right to seize precious Greek bronze from the Getty Museum and dismisses the appeal

ROME – A European court on Thursday upheld Italy’s right to seize a priceless Greek statue from the J. Paul Getty Museum in California. It ruled that Italy was right to try to reclaim an important part of its cultural heritage and reject the museum’s appeal.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that Italy’s decades-long efforts to recover the statue of the “Victorious Youth” from the Malibu-based Getty were not disproportionate.