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Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law

Francesco Francioni and James Gordley


The idea of cultural heritage as an ‘international public good’ can be traced back to the Preamble of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, according to which ‘damage to cultural property belonging to any people whatsoever means damage to the cultural heritage of all mankind’. How this idea of cultural heritage as a global public good can be reconciled with the effective enforcement of protection norms is the subject of this study. This book examines the different ways that cultural heritage property can be protected, including protec ... More

Keywords: cultural heritage, international public good, domestic courts, dispute resolution, criminal courts, national courts, territorial boundaries, soft law, diplomacy

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199680245
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francesco Francioni, editor
Emeritus Professor of International Law and Human Rights and Co-Director of the Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence

James Gordley, editor
W.R. Irby Chair of Law, Tulane University

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