Lecture about the protection of cultural property held at the Beirut Arab University. @Lebanese Committee of the Blue Shield, 2019. From December to January 2019, the Lebanese Committee of the Blue Shield delivered lectures in different universities in Lebanon: University Saint Joseph University, Beirut Arab University, and the National Lebanese University. These lectures are part of [...]
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It is with the greatest pleasure that the Blue Shield officially recognises the Peruvian Committee of the Blue Shield. Blue Shield International offers its sincere congratulations to Peru, and the new Committee. Peru has ratified the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols [...]
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It is with the greatest pleasure that the Blue Shield officially recognise the Pasifika Committee of the Blue Shield. Blue Shield International offers its sincere congratulations to the Pacific islands, and the new Committee of the Blue Shield for this achievement. Blue Shield International is delighted by the impressive work carried out by the Pasifika [...]
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Widely criticized as ineffective, the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (HC54) and its two Protocols remain the key legal provision for the protection of cultural property in armed conflict today. We argue, however, that a close reading of the Convention suggests that it remains fundamentally [...]
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Attendees to the conference Evacuation of collections in special cases - rules of conduct. Law and practice held in Warsaw. @Polish Committee of the Blue Shield, 2018.  A conference from the series Safety of the museum / Safety in the museum titled "Evacuation of collections in special cases - rules of conduct. Law and practice” took place [...]
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On 5 December 2018 Denmark’s ratification of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict came into force (i.e is now legally binding). The instruments for ratification were deposited by Denmark with the UNESCO General-Director on 5 September 2018. In the official [...]
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Caption: BS Georgia's President, Manana Tevzadze, speaking about threats to Georgian heritage at Cultural Heritage on Occupied Territories” held in Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec 2018. © M, Tevzadze, Blue Shield Georgia, 2018. On December 3rd. 2018, the Georgian National Museum hosted a scientific conference “Cultural Heritage on Occupied Territories”. The conference was not limited to scientists and [...]
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Caption: Group of participants to the BS NC meeting standing in front of the European Parliament © Leyla Strobl, Roerich Foundation, 2018 Blue Shield National Committees from Europe gathered together in Brussels on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. During the meeting, hosted and co-organised by the Belgian and Austrian National Committee [...]
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