Publication
Title
UNESCO and the protection of cultural property during armed conflict
Author
Abstract
Since the establishment of UNESCO, the organization has engaged in the protection of cultural property during armed conflict. Recently, however, an increased incidence of intentional cultural property destruction and looting has been observed during such conflicts. This article, therefore, evaluates UNESCO activities relating to the protection of cultural property during armed conflicts. It finds that the ineffectiveness of the measures employed is largely due to a lack of adjustment to the nature of contemporary conflicts and to changes in the profiles and motives of the perpetrators. Further problems, such as the slow operation and implementation procedures of the organization and its lack of pre-emptive actions, are also addressed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The international journal of cultural policy. - London
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
1028-6632
Volume/pages
19:1(2013), p. 1-19
ISI
000312185700001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 08.02.2012
Last edited 10.12.2017
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