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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NATO And Blue Shield Sign Letter of Intent for Cultural Property Protection Recognising their vital relationship, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), of NATO, and the Blue Shield, have established and signed a Letter of Intent to foster further cooperation in Cultural Property Protection (CPP). Both parties will encourage cooperation activities to promote cooperation through: [...]
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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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Founding of provisional Malian Blue Shield National Committee at the National Museum of Bamako, Mali, 16 January 2020 © Blue Shield Mali, 2020 On 16 January, 2020, at 3:20 p.m. at the National Museum of Mali in Bamako, representatives met to establish a provisional Blue Shield Committee. Congratulations! In addition to the National Museum, representatives [...]
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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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This research paper seeks to contribute to further thinking and dialogue among States and their militaries that conduct operations in urbanized environments on what more can be done to reduce civilian harm by proposing practical measures in the form of options for consideration. Blue Shield staff were pleased to contribute to this report, which is [...]
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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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BS UK Chair Prof. Stone (centre) speaks at the Imperial War Museums symposium "Culture Under Attack" on 7 September 2019. ©BS UK 2019. Professor Peter Stone, Chair of Blue Shield United Kingdom and Vice President of Blue Shield International, spoke in a panel on ‘Saving cultural heritage from conflict’ at the symposium ‘Culture under attack’ [...]
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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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Photo: Coping with Culture 2018, in Vienna. A group of armed forces personnel and heritage professionals attend the BSI CPP workshop, visiting the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna © Blue Shield International, 2018 Blue Shield International will be running a Workshop at the Conference: “Coping with Culture: Culture in times of geo-political challenges", November 11 – 14, [...]
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