The 1954 Hague Convention concerning the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict is the only universal legal instrument in this field. Jiri Toman, Acting Director of the Henry Dunant Institute in Geneva, provides an in-depth article-by-article analysis of the Convention, its Protocol and Regulations for its execution. Drawing parallels with other international legal instruments, such as the additional 1977 Protocols or the other UNESCO Conventions in matters of cultural heritage, in particular the World Heritage Convention of 1972, the author offers guidelines for a more general reflection on the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict and on legal and practical means for achieving this.
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Cultural Property in War: Improvement in Protection Commentary on the 1999 Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict