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Freely available articles relating to CPP and Law.
We have chosen to only include open access articles and papers here on general themes, rather than articles on focused topics, although there is a large body of research literature on this topic. These papers provide some of the most recent think tank work to complement our law library.
Inclusion does not indicate endorsement by the Blue Shield of the views and opinions in them.
You can download this list below.
- O’Keefe, R., Péron, C., Musayev, T., and Ferrari, G. 2016. Protection of Cultural Property Military Manual. UNESCO and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law.
Available on UNESCOs website.
Useful manual interpreting the law regarding cultural property protection in armed conflict, written by some of the leading CPP lawyers..
- Weiss, Thomas G. and Connelly, Nina. 2017. Cultural Cleansing and Mass Atrocities: Protecting Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict Zones. J. Paul Getty Trust Occasional Papers (1).
Paper arguing for the legal concept of Right to Protect for CPP.
- Corn, G. S. 2005. “Snipers in the Minaret―What Is the Rule?” The Law of War and the Protection of Cultural Property: A Complex Equation. JULY 2005, The Army Lawyer, DA PAM 27-50-386. Available online.
- Gerstenblith, P. 2016. "The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: A Crime Against Property or a Crime Against People?" 15 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 336. Available online.
- Toman, J. 1996. Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
The book explores the drafting of, and the meaning behind, various cultural property protection legislation, with particular focus on the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
- Toman, J. Cultural property in war: improvement in protection; commentary on the 1999 Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict) is available via UNESCO.
You can also download the 1954 Hague Convention, both Protocols and the Regulations for Execution as a single pdf below.