The protection of cultural heritage in armed conflict
The war report : armed conflict in 2013
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
As the year 2013 witnessed continued attacks on tangible cultural heritage, it is timely to review the current international legal framework protecting - i.e. respecting and safeguarding - cultural heritage during armed conflicts and assess its effectiveness. In addition to analysing key treaties on the topic, this chapter also considers the role of international courts in the protection of cultural heritage, as well as the role of a number of international organizations. It concludes by summarizing the important role of states in protecting cultural heritage in armed conflicts and in providing a number of recommendations.