UK Blue shield supported Newcastle Law School in organising the conference: Protecting Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict and Situations of Forcible Displacement: An (Emerging) Human Right? on 1-2 March 2019. The conference explored the concept of cultural heritage and how this is protected in situations of armed conflict and forcible displacement from a socio-legal perspective. [...]
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Dr Paul Fox receives a certificate attendance for the Headquarters NATO National Rapid Deployable Corps Greece CMI-CIMIC seminar in Thessaloniki on Protection of Civilians. © Blue Shield International 2019 Dr Paul Fox recently participated in the Headquarters NATO National Rapid Deployable Corps Greece CMI-CIMIC seminar in Thessaloniki. The event enabled a detailed analysis of the recently approved [...]
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On the 15 January 2019, the UN Chair of the Security Council Committee wrote a letter to the President of the Security Council pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities, and Resolution 2347 (2017) on Cultural [...]
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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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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: BS Georgia's President, Manana Tevzadze, speaking about threats to Georgian heritage at Cultural Heritage on Occupied Territories” held in Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec 2018. © M, Tevzadze, Blue Shield Georgia, 2018. On December 3rd. 2018, the Georgian National Museum hosted a scientific conference “Cultural Heritage on Occupied Territories”. The conference was not limited to scientists and [...]
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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: Cpt Alette Smith, US Air Force, presents her syndicate findings to the attendees. © Blue Shield International, 2018. CPP played a major role in the annual Coping with Culture conference in Vienna, organised by the Bundeswehr’s Centre for Inner leadership and the Austrian National Defence Academy. Brigadier Dr Wolfgang Pelschel, Chief Editor, Austrian National Defence Academy [...]
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