Cultural heritage exists worldwide under a variety of (legal and/or conceptual) definitions and forms. While this is primarily and traditionally reflected in domestic law, it is increasingly visible also in international law. The international community, through UNESCO, the only UN agency having a specific mandate for the protection of cultural heritage, has negotiated and adopted several conventions dealing with tangible (both movable and immovable, on land and underwater) and intangible, cultural heritage (1954, 1970, 1972, 2001, 2003, and 2005).1 Taken in a...
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