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Part II Commentary, Art.3 Identification and Delineation of World Heritage Properties

Ben Boer

From: The 1972 World Heritage Convention: A Commentary

Edited By: Francesco Francioni

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 June 2022

Subject(s):
Cultural property / heritage — Responsibility of states
It is for each State Party to this Convention to identify and delineate the different properties situated on its territory mentioned in Articles 1 and 2 above. The identification and delineation of the cultural and natural heritage as items of ‘outstanding universal value’ is a central obligation under the Convention for all States Parties. At first sight, processes involved in identification and delineation seem to be uncomplicated. However, the act of identification and delineation of properties can involve a range of legal and financial implications, as well as...
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