Experts condemn British government for failure to ratify convention protecting cultural property

21 Jul 2014 1:04 PM | Anonymous

Experts condemn British government for failure to ratify convention protecting cultural property

 

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In a letter published in the Daily Telegraph newspaper today, 21 July, Nicholas Trench, the Earl of Clancarty who is a Crossbench peer, described Britain’s failure to ratify the treaty as “mystifying”. Trench said that in 2008, a draft Cultural Property Protection (Armed Conflict) Bill passed through parliament with minor revisions. “Ministers of successive governments have pledged their commitment to ratification as soon as parliamentary time can be found… The latest Queen’s Speech left ample parliamentary time free to pass additional legislation in the current session,” he said.

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