UNESCO, World Heritage, and Human Rights Compliance

20 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2021

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Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

Claudia Liuzza

Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS)

Lynn Meskell

University of Pennsylvania

Date Written: December 13, 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Vrdoljak, Ana Filipa and Liuzza, Claudia and Meskell, Lynn, UNESCO, World Heritage, and Human Rights Compliance (December 13, 2021). Duke Global Working Paper Series No. 44, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3984329 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3984329

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak (Contact Author)

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

Claudia Liuzza

Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) ( email )

Departments of Classical Studies & Philosophy
Durham, NC 27708
United States

Lynn Meskell

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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