Safeguarding Cultural Property and the 1954 Hague Convention
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320 Pages

24 x 17 cm

22 b/w, 3 colour Illustrations

Series: Heritage Matters

Imprint: Boydell Press

Safeguarding Cultural Property and the 1954 Hague Convention

All Possible Steps

Edited by Paul Fox and Emma Cunliffe

by Emma Cunliffe and Paul Fox

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The role of the Hague Convention in today's world revisited.
Significant attention today focusses on heritage destruction, but the key international laws prohibiting it - the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its First and Second Protocols (1954/1999) - lay out two core strands to limit the damage: the measures of respect for armed forces, and the safeguarding measures states parties should put in place in peacetime. This volume incorporates wide-ranging international perspectives from those in the academy, together with practitioner insights from the armed forces and heritage professionals, to explore the safeguarding regime. Its contributors consider such questions as whether state parties have truly taken "all possible steps", as the Convention tasks them; what we can learn from past practice, and how the Convention is implemented today; the implications of new trends in heritage law and management - such as the rise of the World Heritage Convention, and in the increasing focus on safe havens rather than refuges; whether new methods of heritage management such as Risk Assessment theory can be applied; and, in a Convention specifically focussed on state parties, what of their opponents, armed non-state actors. Topics range from leadership and the role of the State Party Representative, to the responsibilities of armed non-state groups in safeguarding, to explorations of past and current practice in different countries. Using a mix of case studies and theoretical explorations of new and existing methodologies, the contributions cover a broad timespan from World War II to today, with examples from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Overall, the volume's purpose is to promote wider understanding of the practical effectiveness of the Convention in the contemporary world, by investigating the perceived opportunities and constraints the Convention offers today to protect cultural property in armed conflict, and firmly establishing that such protection must begin in peace.

PAUL FOX served in the British Army for 27 years before obtaining his PhD from UCL, and working as the Principal Research Associate in the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University, UK, and as the Secretariat for the international NGO the Blue Shield. He retired in 2020.

EMMA CUNLIFFE is a Research Associate in the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University, UK, the Secretariat for the international NGO the Blue Shield, and the Secretary for UK Blue Shield.

EMMA CUNLIFFE is a Research Associate in the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University, UK, the Secretariat for the international NGO the Blue Shield, and the Secretary for UK Blue Shield.

PAUL FOX served in the British Army for 27 years before obtaining his PhD from UCL, and working as the Principal Research Associate in the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University, UK, and as the Secretariat for the international NGO the Blue Shield. He retired in 2020.

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Title Details

320 Pages

2.4 x 1.7 cm

22 b/w, 3 colour Illustrations

Series: Heritage Matters

Imprint: Boydell Press