Dr Paul Fox gives the opening introduction at the CPP exercise planning workshop, 13 June 2019. © BSI 2019   On 13-14 June, BSI ran a highly successful Cultural Property Protection (CPP) Exercise Support Workshop in London. Aim The aim of the workshop was to share perspectives on designing and delivering CPP civil-military exercise content, [...]
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Discussion of the CPP Estimate Process for use in Exercise Double River (DORR19), with NATO Multinational CIMIC Group, March 2019. © BSI, March 2019 Exercise DORR 19 was a multi-level Deployable Forces (DF) exercise that aimed to train the Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG) as a deployed CIMIC group. The command post exercise focused on both [...]
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It is with the greatest pleasure that the Blue Shield officially recognises the Peruvian Committee of the Blue Shield. Blue Shield International offers its sincere congratulations to Peru, and the new Committee. Peru has ratified the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols [...]
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It is with the greatest pleasure that the Blue Shield officially recognise the Pasifika Committee of the Blue Shield. Blue Shield International offers its sincere congratulations to the Pacific islands, and the new Committee of the Blue Shield for this achievement. Blue Shield International is delighted by the impressive work carried out by the Pasifika [...]
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Widely criticized as ineffective, the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (HC54) and its two Protocols remain the key legal provision for the protection of cultural property in armed conflict today. We argue, however, that a close reading of the Convention suggests that it remains fundamentally [...]
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On 5 December 2018 Denmark’s ratification of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict came into force (i.e is now legally binding). The instruments for ratification were deposited by Denmark with the UNESCO General-Director on 5 September 2018. In the official [...]
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Caption: Professor Peter Stone talking about proactive safeguarding during Planning for the Unthinkable conference at the V&A. @ Blue Shield International,2018 The Vice-President of the Blue Shield International, Professor Peter Stone, delivered a passionate speech about the role of BSI at the conference, Planning for the Unthinkable: Protecting the National Heritage Sector, organised and hosted by [...]
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Caption: Group of participants to the BS NC meeting standing in front of the European Parliament © Leyla Strobl, Roerich Foundation, 2018 Blue Shield National Committees from Europe gathered together in Brussels on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. During the meeting, hosted and co-organised by the Belgian and Austrian National Committee [...]
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