UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones

22 Jun 2015 7:52 AM | Anonymous

UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones

  • 21 June 2015

A major international agreement designed to protect cultural property during military conflict is to be finally ratified by the UK.

The 1954 Hague Convention was set up after World War Two but has never been adopted into law by the government.

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale says destruction and looting in Syria and Iraq by Islamic State militants shows it is now essential.

The UK is the only major nation not to have endorsed the convention 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33213911

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