Guidance for use

Welcome to our document library.

Here you can access resources, such as links to policy papers on key topics, find more information about the Blue Shield and our work, or download emblems, such as the blue shield (together with its legal conditions for use).

You can search by topic, or click on the blue categories below to access topics. Each topics contains packages of information. Some contain lists of resources and links to other websites. Some contain articles and other information you can download. Inclusion does not indicate endorsement by the Blue Shield of the views and opinions in them. Some resources have Terms and Conditions you may be required to accept.

If you are a member of a national committee and would like to share documents here, please contact the Blue Shield Secretariat.

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Blue Shield Mission Reports 40.78 MB 2595 downloads

Here you can find the Reports From the Blue Shield Damage Assessment Missions and...
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National Committee Annual Reports 2020 15 MB 2432 downloads

Blue Shield National Committees and Blue Shield International prepare reports of...
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Military CPP reports and documents 19 MB 2191 downloads

In recent years, a number of military manuals and documents relating to cultural...
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Accreditation Pack 3 MB 1464 downloads

Here you can find all the information and documents you need to found a Blue Shield...
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BSI Reports 20 MB 769 downloads

You can download reports by Blue Shield International here. The Nordic Center for...
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The 1954 Hague Convention Blue Shield Emblems of Protection 2 MB 750 downloads

The Blue Shield is a symbol of protection that identifies cultural property to be...
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The Blue Shield Logo 1 MB 750 downloads

The Blue Shield Logo is a symbol of the global network – the Blue Shield organisation....
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Blue Shield Charters, Declarations and Documents 1 MB 712 downloads

The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) was founded in 1996. This was...
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Anniversary information 3 MB 712 downloads

Anniversary information This year the Blue Shield is 25 Here you can find the information...
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About Blue Shield (Articles) 13 MB 595 downloads

The following articles about Blue Shield and its history have kindly been shared...
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Public Policies and Forms 257 KB 453 downloads

his page contains the public policies for Blue Shield International and its website,...
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CPP and Law 2 MB 443 downloads

Freely available articles relating to CPP and Law. We have chosen to only include...
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Policies for National Committees 241 KB 159 downloads

Here you can find information about our GDPR policy for the BS national committees...
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Threats to Heritage 303 KB 148 downloads

We have collated a number of papers on types of threats to heritage. These papers...
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Safe Havens, Refuges and Evacuation 1.12 MB 140 downloads

What's the difference between refuges, safe havens and shelters? Shelter The term...
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Looting and Illicit Trafficking 319 KB 128 downloads

Freely available articles relating to looting and illicit trafficking. We have chosen...
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CPP and the Military 4.00 KB 121 downloads

The following represents a selection of open access articles about cultural property...
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Cultural property protection, armed conflict, and ethics 318 KB 102 downloads

There are very few open access articles and papers on cultural property protection...
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Emergency Management Resources for Cultural Heritage in Conflict, Disaster and Crisis 5.56 MB 97 downloads

Here you can find emergency management resources for preparatory planning, crisis...
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Blue Shield Meetings 3 MB 43 downloads

The Blue Shield holds a General Assembly every three years, if possible: the next...
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National Committee Annual Reports 2021 5.50 MB 40 downloads

Blue Shield National Committees and Blue Shield International prepare reports of...
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Cultural heritage and human rights 287 KB 28 downloads

We have chosen to only include open access articles and papers here on general themes,...
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