International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

Author: Craig Forrest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135224501

Category: Law

Page: 480

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The world’s cultural heritage is under threat from war, illicit trafficking, social and economic upheaval, unregulated excavation and neglect. Over a period of almost fifty years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has adopted five international conventions that attempt to protect this cultural heritage. This book comprehensively and critically considers these five UNESCO cultural heritage conventions. The book looks at the conventions in the context of recent events that have exposed the dangers faced by cultural heritage, including the destruction of cultural heritage sites in Iraq and the looting of the Baghdad museum, the destruction the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, the salvage of artefacts from the RMS Titanic and the illicit excavation and trade in Chinese, Peruvian and Italian archaeological objects. As the only existing work to consider all five of the cultural heritage conventions adopted by UNESCO, the book acts as an introduction to this growing area of international law. However, the book does not merely describe the conventional principles and rules, but, critically evaluates the extent to which these international law principles and rules provide an effective and coherent international law framework for the protection of cultural heritage. It is suitable not only for those schooled in the law, but also for those who work with cultural heritage in all its manifestations seeking a broad but critical consideration of this important area of international law.
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The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

Before and After the 2001 UNESCO Convention

Author: Roberta Garabello,Tullio Scovazzi

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041122032

Category: Law

Page: 292

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The 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage represents a major step forward in the field of international law. New archaeological rules as well as a comprehensive co-operation system among the States concerned are set up by the new Convention. Despite the negative attitude assumed by few States at the moment of voting for the text of the Convention, this new international instrument is welcome by the great majority of States. This volume focuses on the main aspects of the Convention. It is divided in two parts, to describe the situation before and after the adoption (and the forthcoming into force) of the Convention. In the first part the contradictions resulting from the regime established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea are analysed together with the undesirable results of the application of the rules of admiralty (law of salvage and law of finds) to the underwater cultural heritage. In the second part the negotiation process is described, both in its general aspects (the myths surrounding the draft) and in its specific results (the drafting of each single provision).
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Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law

Author: Francesco Francioni,James Gordley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199680248

Category: Law

Page: 259

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Cultural heritage property can be protected in a variety of ways, including at the international level, by enforcement in domestic courts, and through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. This book sets out the legal framework applicable to cultural heritage and assesses how this works in practice, including in situations of conflict.
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International Cultural Heritage Law

Author: Janet Blake

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191035319

Category: Law

Page: 460

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law and policy since 1945. It sets out the international (including regional) law currently governing the protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage in peace time, as well as international cultural policy-making. In addition to analysing the relevant legal frameworks, it focuses on the broader policy and other contexts within which and in response to which this law has developed. Following this approach, attention is paid to: introducing international cultural heritage law and its place in international law generally; illicit excavation and the illegal trade in archaeological finds; protection of underwater cultural heritage; the relationship between cultural heritage and the environment; intangible aspects of heritage and their safeguarding; cultural heritage as traditional knowledge and creativity; regional approaches to protection; and human rights issues related to cultural heritage. In addition, newly-emerging topics and challenges are addressed, including the relationship between cultural heritage and sustainable development and the gender dynamics of cultural heritage. Providing both a perfect introduction to cultural heritage law and deeper reflection on its challenges, this book should be invaluable for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.
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The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

National Perspectives in the Light of the UNESCO Convention 2001

Author: Sarah Dromgoole

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004152733

Category: Law

Page: 420

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This volume comprises a collection of sixteen national perspectives on law, policy and practice in respect of the underwater cultural heritage, written in light of the UNESCO Convention 2001. The essays provide an up-to-date account of the current legal position in each jurisdiction, as well as considering the impact that the 2001 Convention is having, and is likely to have in the future. As well as being internationally recognised experts in the field, all the contributors have specialist knowledge and practical experience of their own particular jurisdictions.
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Handbook on the Law of Cultural Heritage and International Trade

Author: James A R Nafziger,Robert Kirkwood Paterson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781007349

Category: Political Science

Page: 672

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øThis Handbook offers a collection of original writings by leading scholars and practitioners in the exciting, rapidly developing field of cultural heritage law. The detailed essays are the product of a multi-year project of the Committee on Cultural H
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Cultural Heritage in International Investment Law and Arbitration

Author: Valentina Vadi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139867849

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Can states adopt protectionist cultural policies? What are the limits, if any, to state intervention in cultural matters? A wide variety of cultural policies may interfere with foreign investments, and a tension therefore exists between the cultural policies of the host state and investment treaty provisions. In some cases, foreign investors have claimed that cultural policies have negatively affected their investments, thereby amounting to a breach of the relevant investment treaty. This study maps the relevant investor-state arbitrations concerning cultural elements and shows that arbitrators have increasingly taken cultural concerns into consideration in deciding cases brought before them, eventually contributing to the coalescence of general principles of law demanding the protection of cultural heritage.
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