UK plans to ratify the Hague Convention protecting cultural property during armed conflict

14 Dec 2015 8:16 AM | Anonymous

UK plans to ratify the Hague Convention protecting cultural property during armed conflict

Published Friday, December 11, 2015

In June 2015 the Government said that it would legislate to ratify the Hague Convention at the “first opportunity”. As of December 2015 there was still no indication of a timetable.

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The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict is one of several international instruments that aim to protect cultural property during armed conflict. In response to the destruction of the Second World War, the Convention and its Protocols set up a system of recognising cultural property that is “of great importance to the cultural heritage of every people”, and requires state parties not to risk damaging this heritage during armed conflict. 

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7427#fullreport