International Cultural Heritage Law

Hardcover | June 29, 2015

byJanet Blake

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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 internationalcultural 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 andthe 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 therelationship 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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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 internationalcultural policy-making. In addition to analy...

Dr Janet Blake is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Shahid Beheshti (Tehran) where she teaches International, Environmental, and Human Rights Law.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198723512

ISBN - 13:9780198723516

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing International Cultural Heritage Law2. Cultural Heritage: Illicit Excavation, Export and Trade3. Cultural Heritage Located Underwater4. Cultural Heritage and the Environment5. Cultural Heritage: Intangible Aspects6. Cultural Heritage as Traditional Knowledge and Creativity7. Regional Approaches to Cultural Heritage Protection8. Cultural Heritage and Human Rights9. New Topics and Future Directions in Cultural Heritage Policy and Law