Signing of the MoU, 13 February 2020, Geneva. © ICRC 2020 From left to right: Benjamin Charlier (ICRC), Peter Stone (Vice-President of Blue Shield / Newcastle University), Karl von Habsburg (President of Blue Shield), Helen Durham (ICRC), Yves Daccord (Director General of ICRC), Jennifer Price Jones (Blue Shield) Blue Shield signs agreement with International Committee [...]
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Cultural Property When considering what cultural heritage is protected during conflict, there are many definitions of cultural heritage and cultural property in international law. The earliest law relating to the protection of cultural objects is the so-called "Lieber Code" of 1863, which called for the protection of museums of the fine arts, works of art, libraries, [...]
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Respect and Protect Conference, Society of Antiquaries, November 2019. © Society of Antiquaries Respect and Protect: Fulfilling The Obligation To Safeguard Cultural Property In The Military Context Talks are now available online from this one day Society of Antiquaries / Historic England conference, organised with support from the UK Blue Shield Committee and Newcastle University Watch [...]
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US President Donald Trump's recent threat tweets to target 52 important sites - including cultural sites - in Iran is reckless, crime against humanity, and at the same time outrageous. Iran is one of the most important centers of human civilization. Any threatening Iran's cultural heritage with 22 cultural properties listed on the World Heritage [...]
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کمیته بین­المللی سپر آبی[1] با نگرانی شدید، بیانات اخیر رئیس­جمهور ایالات متحده­ی آمریکا پیرامون هدف گذاری اماکن فرهنگی ایران در صورت واکنش ایران به قتل (ترور) سپهبد (شهید) قاسم سلیمانی را بیان می دارد. هدف عمد ­قرار دادن اماکن فرهنگی و مذهبی (که اهداف مشروع نظامی نیستند و هیچ الزام ضروری نظامی ندارند)، به ویژه [...]
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 تعرب اللجنة الدولية للدرع الأزرق1 عن قلقها الشديد وتخوّفها من التصريحات التي أدلى بها مؤخرًا رئيس الولايات المتحدة وأعلن فيها عن نيّته استهداف المواقع الثقافية في إيران في حال ردّت هذه الأخيرة على اغتيال الفريق قاسم سليماني. يحظّر القانون الدولي الإنساني على وجه التحديد وفي الظروف كافة الاستهداف المتعمّد للمواقع الثقافية والدينية (التي لا تشكّل [...]
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Speaker at the BS Poland conference on the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflicts © BS Poland 2019 As part of the popularization and promotion of the 1954 Hague Convention, the Polish Committee of the Blue Shield co-organized with the Polish Advisory Committee, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Ministry of National [...]
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Participants at the UNESCO Capacity-building training on the effective implementation of the 1970 Convention and the 1954 Hague Convention, Ramallah ©UNESCO Ramallah Office 2019 BSI attended the first national capacity-building training on the effective implementation of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of [...]
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Dr Paul Fox, BSI, attends the NATO HQ Allied Joint Force Command CPP Round Table, Naples. © NATO 2019 NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFCNP), in collaboration with SHAPE J9, organised a one-day event in JFCNP focused on CPP on 30 October 2019. The aim of this event was to provide improved understanding of [...]
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Attendees at the Coping with Culture 2019 CPP Workshop, run by BSI. Attendees are at the Visitors Centre for the Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus World Heritage Centre. © Alette Smith, 2019 After eight successful conferences, the Command and Staff College of the German Armed Forces (host), Engagement Global and the Centre for Leadership [...]
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