Blue Shield International are pleased to have supported the
PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY IN TIMES OF ARMED CONFLICT
WORKSHOP FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL
Tbilisi, 25-26 September 2018
Blue Shield spoke about:
The protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict: state party obligations and expectations under the 1954 Hague Convention
This session introduced the legal and ethical obligations to safeguard cultural property imposed on state parties and their armed forces. It concentrated on the 1954 Hague Convention and its two Protocols, and emphasised that cultural property protection is a strategically significant political imperative.
BSIs second session focussed on:
Rehearsing military planning for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict during command post exercises
This session explored how ministries of defense and their armed forces can factor cultural property protection, understood as an implied military task, into their operational planning process.
Photo: BSI staff delivering training in the protection measures set out in the 1954 Hague Convention in Tbilisi, organised by UNESCO, the Georgian Ministry of Defence, and UNESCO Georgia. © Blue Shield International, 2018.