The Aftermath of Destruction of Cultural Heritage: Factoring In Cultural Rights in Post-Conflict Recovery Processes

UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Submission to Study on Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage

9 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2018

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Marina Lostal

The Hague University of Applied Sciences - International Law

Emma Cunliffe

Newcastle University

Date Written: June 9, 2016

Abstract

This paper addresses the first three questions posed by the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights in the framework of the study of intentional destruction of cultural heritage as a violation of human rights:

(1) What is the impact of the intentional destruction of cultural heritage on the enjoyment of human rights, and particularly, on cultural rights? What is the impact of destruction of tangible cultural heritage on intangible cultural heritage, on cultural practices and beliefs, and on the right of concerned persons to participate in cultural life?

(2) What are examples of different situations illustrating the above?

(3) What are examples of good practices, especially with regard to prevention and protection against destruction, as well as repatriation and reconstruction measures of cultural heritage, including through human and cultural rights education and awareness?

Keywords: cultural heritage destruction, cultural rights, transitional justice

Suggested Citation

Lostal, Marina and Cunliffe, Emma, The Aftermath of Destruction of Cultural Heritage: Factoring In Cultural Rights in Post-Conflict Recovery Processes (June 9, 2016). UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Submission to Study on Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3100573 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3100573

Marina Lostal (Contact Author)

The Hague University of Applied Sciences - International Law ( email )

Stamkartplein 40
Hague
Netherlands

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