Workshop on the Empowerment of Civil Society for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Barcelona, March 2020. © Blue Shield International BSI attended the Workshop on the Empowerment of Civil Society for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, in Barcelona. The workshop was a collaboration between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the NGO Heritage for Peace, [...]
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Professor Peter Stone, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University and Vice-President BSI of speaks at the opening of the Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries exhibition. © Blue Shield International March 2020 A British Museum touring exhibition, Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries, came to Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock. This marks the [...]
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Signing of the MoU, 13 February 2020, Geneva. © ICRC 2020 From left to right: Benjamin Charlier (ICRC), Peter Stone (Vice-President of Blue Shield / Newcastle University), Karl von Habsburg (President of Blue Shield), Helen Durham (ICRC), Yves Daccord (Director General of ICRC), Jennifer Price Jones (Blue Shield) Blue Shield signs agreement with International Committee [...]
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US President Donald Trump's recent threat tweets to target 52 important sites - including cultural sites - in Iran is reckless, crime against humanity, and at the same time outrageous. Iran is one of the most important centers of human civilization. Any threatening Iran's cultural heritage with 22 cultural properties listed on the World Heritage [...]
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Blue Shield International[1] notes with grave concern the recent statements by the President of the United States of America that he is seriously contemplating targeting cultural sites in Iran if Iran reacts to the killing of General Qasem Soleimani. The intentional targeting of cultural and religious sites (that are not legitimate military objectives and have [...]
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کمیته بین­المللی سپر آبی[1] با نگرانی شدید، بیانات اخیر رئیس­جمهور ایالات متحده­ی آمریکا پیرامون هدف گذاری اماکن فرهنگی ایران در صورت واکنش ایران به قتل (ترور) سپهبد (شهید) قاسم سلیمانی را بیان می دارد. هدف عمد ­قرار دادن اماکن فرهنگی و مذهبی (که اهداف مشروع نظامی نیستند و هیچ الزام ضروری نظامی ندارند)، به ویژه [...]
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 تعرب اللجنة الدولية للدرع الأزرق1 عن قلقها الشديد وتخوّفها من التصريحات التي أدلى بها مؤخرًا رئيس الولايات المتحدة وأعلن فيها عن نيّته استهداف المواقع الثقافية في إيران في حال ردّت هذه الأخيرة على اغتيال الفريق قاسم سليماني. يحظّر القانون الدولي الإنساني على وجه التحديد وفي الظروف كافة الاستهداف المتعمّد للمواقع الثقافية والدينية (التي لا تشكّل [...]
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Participants at the UNESCO Capacity-building training on the effective implementation of the 1970 Convention and the 1954 Hague Convention, Ramallah ©UNESCO Ramallah Office 2019 BSI attended the first national capacity-building training on the effective implementation of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of [...]
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Dr Paul Fox, BSI, attends the NATO HQ Allied Joint Force Command CPP Round Table, Naples. © NATO 2019 NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFCNP), in collaboration with SHAPE J9, organised a one-day event in JFCNP focused on CPP on 30 October 2019. The aim of this event was to provide improved understanding of [...]
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