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 Irish Defence Force Cultural Property Protection training visiting the Military Archive. © Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield, 2019 Blue Shield Ireland and Blue Shield International co-organised and delivered a three day training course in Dublin on cultural property protection for Peacekeepers to the Irish Defence Forces with a member of [...]
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Caption: BSI staff support CPP training on NATO Trident Jackal 2019, roleplaying as the Ministry of Culture to discuss cultural property protection with J9 CIMIC staff at NRDC-Spain. © BSI October 2019 Blue Shield staff provided cultural property protection mentoring and training on NATO exercise Trident Jackal 2019 with NATO HQ NRDC-Spain. "Trident Jackal (TRJA19) [...]
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Dr Emma Cunliffe attends ARRCADE Globe 2019 at Sennelager, Germany, July 2019 ©Reproduced with kind permission from ARRC Public Affairs Office BSI was delighted to visit NATO exercise ARRCADE GLOBE - a specialist cartographic training exercise for NATO’s military map makers in Sennelager. The event was organised by the UK-based NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps [...]
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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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