It is with the greatest pleasure that the Blue Shield officially recognises the Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield and the Lebanese Committee of the Blue Shield. Blue Shield International offers its sincere congratulations to Greece, Lebanon, and the new Committees. Greece has ratified the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in [...]
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On this day, the birthday of the 1954 Hague Convention for the protection of cultural property, Blue Shield International pays its utmost respect to Professor Jiří Toman, who died at the age of 81 at the end of April in Geneva. Professor Toman was a renowned expert in cultural heritage protection, writing some of the [...]
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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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