Military CPP reports and documents

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In recent years, a number of military manuals and documents relating to cultural property protection have been released. Those which are available online, or which we have permission to share, are here.

  • CDEF Division of Doctrine. (2015) Handbook on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. PFT 5.3.2 (EMP 50.655).
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  • Berends, J, & Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence. (CCOE). 2020. Cultural Property Protection Makes Sense: A Way to Improve Your Mission. Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence.
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  • NATO. 2012. Cultural property protection in the Operations planning process.CPP Factsheet.
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  • O’Keefe, R., Péron, C., Musayev, T., & Ferrari, G. (2016) Protection of Cultural Property Military Manual. UNESCO and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law.
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  • Rosén, F. (2017). NATO and Cultural Property.  Embracing New Challenges in the Era of Identity Wars. Nordic Centre for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict, and the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.
  • Rush, Laurie. (n.d.) Cultural Property Protection as a Force Multiplier: Implementation For All Phases of a Military Operation.

Several of these document use NATOs crisis management process as a framework for CPP.

NATO have also released two You-Tube videos of their work protecting cultural heritage in Libya:
NATO and Libya - Cultural heritage in times of unrest (Part 1/2)
NATO and Libya - Cultural heritage in times of unrest (Part 2/2)

O Keefe et al. 2016. CPP Military manual 2nd Ed.pdfDownload
NATO. 2017. SPS CPP OutcomeReport.pdfDownload
Berends & CCOE - CPP Makes Sense v2-2020.pdfDownload
Foliant & CCOE_CPP Makes Sense v1 2015.pdfDownload
NATO. 2012. JALLC factsheet_cpp.pdfDownload
CDEF_handbook of protection of CPP in Armed Conflict.pdfDownload