This chapter first briefly surveys the current state of international treaty law governing protection of cultural property in armed conflict and then canvasses the rules of customary international law on the subject. This is followed by consideration of the question of the definition of cultural property and then analysis of modes of cultural property protection. The difference between the rules applicable to international and non-international armed conflicts is also addressed. Finally, the chapter discusses the interaction between the law of armed conflict concerning cultural property and international criminal law and pinpoints some issues emanating from this interaction.
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