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Routledge Studies in Cultural Heritage and International Law


About the Series

International cultural law is a rapidly developing and extremely diverse field of study. Many lawyers are developing an interest in the field and many non-lawyers are starting to show interest in the law that affects their own areas of specialization. The interest in the subject area has been rising over the past two decades globally, as these issues affect every jurisdiction.

This book series welcomes proposals for monographs and edited collections that focus on cultural heritage and international law. It particularly welcomes proposals including interdisciplinary topics or adopting interdisciplinary approaches. it aims at publishing original, sound, and cutting edge works on emerging topics of worldwide relevance by both junior and senior scholars.

The primary users of the book series will be international law scholars, students and practitioners, as well academics and policy makers across public and private institutions. Scholars and students studying other disciplines such as art history, archaeology, war studies, museum studies and heritage studies would also be interested in the series.

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Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage and the Law A Research Companion

Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage and the Law: A Research Companion

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Alberta Fabbricotti
September 09, 2024

The widespread dissemination of videos of the destruction of world cultural heritage sites over the past two decades, such as the Buddhas of Bamiyan and the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, have shocked the world. These acts are perhaps the clearest and most glaring examples of what is meant by the ...

Transboundary Heritage and Intellectual Property Law Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

Transboundary Heritage and Intellectual Property Law: Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

1st Edition

Edited By Patricia Covarrubia
May 27, 2024

Since the Intangible Heritage Convention was adopted by UNESCO in 2003, intangible cultural heritage has increasingly been an important subject of debate in international forums. As more countries implement the Intangible Heritage Convention, national policymakers and communities of practice have ...

Legal Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage Perspectives from Indonesia and Malaysia

Legal Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Perspectives from Indonesia and Malaysia

1st Edition

By Diyana Sulaiman
May 17, 2024

The book examines whether the protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) by Indonesia and Malaysia upheld the interests of the various communities from which the cultural heritage originates, and whether the laws recognise that cultural heritage is often shared with other states and ...

Regulating Transnational Heritage Memory, Identity and Diversity

Regulating Transnational Heritage: Memory, Identity and Diversity

1st Edition

By Merima Bruncevic
January 29, 2024

There is a vast body of international and national law that regulates cultural heritage. However, the current regulation remains quite blind to the so called "transnational heritage". This is heritage where there is no community recognized in law that it can be directly attributed to and that can ...

Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Development and Human Rights Towards an Integrated Approach

Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Development and Human Rights: Towards an Integrated Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Laura Pineschi
December 04, 2023

The importance of cultural heritage - in both its tangible and intangible forms - to sustainable development and its economic, social and environmental components is increasingly evident in the recent practice of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations at the universal and regional ...

International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

1st Edition

By Craig Forrest
January 28, 2010

The world’s cultural heritage is under threat from war, illicit trafficking, social and economic upheaval, unregulated excavation and neglect. Over a period of almost fifty years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has adopted five international conventions that ...

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