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Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law

Lucas Lixinski


This book offers a comprehensive look at the legal safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH). It maps the legal possibilities, both within institutions and more substantive solutions, pertaining ICH. By incorporating different disciplinary takes on the issues associated with safeguarding intangible heritage, this book tells a story about how the law works and ought to work towards protecting communities, as those from where ICH stems, and to whom benefits of its exploitation must return. ICH can be safeguarded by institutions on three different levels: international, regional and nati ... More

Keywords: Intangible cultural heritage, UNESCO, international law, regional organizations, intellectual property, free, prior and informed consent, human rights, comparative law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199679508
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucas Lixinski, author
Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of New South Wales