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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Military CPP reports and documents 19 MB 351 downloads

In recent years, a number of military manuals and documents relating to cultural...
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Annual Reports 2020 and Strategic Plans 2021-2026 15 MB 340 downloads

Blue Shield National Committees and Blue Shield International prepare reports of...
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The Blue Shield Logo 1 MB 248 downloads

The Blue Shield Logo is a symbol of the global network – the Blue Shield organisation....
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Accreditation Pack 3 MB 188 downloads

Here you can find all the information and documents you need to found a Blue Shield...
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The 1954 Hague Convention Blue Shield Emblems of Protection 2 MB 152 downloads

The Blue Shield is a symbol of protection that identifies cultural property to be...
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Anniversary information 3 MB 116 downloads

Anniversary information This year the Blue Shield is 25 Here you can find the information...
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Blue Shield Mission Reports 40.78 MB 114 downloads

Here you can find the Reports From the Blue Shield Damage Assessment Missions and...
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Blue Shield Charters, Declarations and Documents 1 MB 102 downloads

The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) was founded in 1996. This was...
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About Blue Shield (Articles) 13 MB 83 downloads

The following articles about Blue Shield and its history have kindly been shared...
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Public Policies and Forms 257 KB 53 downloads

his page contains the public policies for Blue Shield International and its website,...
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CPP and Law 2 MB 50 downloads

Freely available articles relating to CPP and Law. We have chosen to only include...
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Threats to Heritage 303 KB 42 downloads

We have collated a number of papers on types of threats to heritage. These papers...
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BSI Reports 20 MB 42 downloads

You can download reports by Blue Shield International here. The Nordic Center for...
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Cultural property protection, armed conflict, and ethics 318 KB 31 downloads

There are very few open access articles and papers on cultural property protection...
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Policies for National Committees 241 KB 24 downloads

Here you can find information about our GDPR policy for the BS national committees...
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CPP and the Military 4.00 KB 20 downloads

The following represents a selection of open access articles about cultural property...
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Looting and Illicit Trafficking 319 KB 19 downloads

Freely available articles relating to looting and illicit trafficking. We have chosen...
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Blue Shield Meetings 3 MB 15 downloads

The Blue Shield holds a General Assembly every three years, if possible: the next...
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Cultural heritage and human rights 287 KB 13 downloads

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