Sunday, 21 June 2015

UK Finally to Ratify Hague Convention


About time too: BBC, 'UK to adopt Hague Convention to protect artefacts in war zones', 21 June 2015. The UK is the only major nation not to have endorsed the convention which was designed in the 1950s to protect cultural property during military conflict. More than 115 countries are party to the agreement, including all United Nations Security Council members, except for the UK. The UK was one of the original signatories to the convention but never ratified it, dragging its feet for decades. It should be pointed out that the Convention is one thing, the first and second protocols are also important.

2 comments:

heritageaction said...

Meanwhile, our domestic attitude towards our own heritage sites and artefacts will look even more out step with the rest of the world.

How damn ironic that this news comes as PAS contracts and the number of ignorami who find but don't tell is consequently set to increase.

DR.KWAME OPOKU said...

Congratulations to the British Government for having taken this step.
Kwame.

 
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