UNESCO, World Heritage, and Human Rights Compliance
20 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2021
Date Written: December 13, 2021
This white paper provides a legal analysis to align the 1972 World Heritage Convention and the UNESCO Constitution and its commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms. It sets out recommendations for UNESCO, the World Heritage governing bodies, and States Parties to ensure properties on the World Heritage List and Tentative Lists are not sites of serious, systematic violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law.
Keywords: UNESCO, World Heritage, Human Rights, Indigenous People, Conflict, Tourism, Climate Change
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