Cultural property is a tangible form of cultural heritage that includes an array of objects, both movable and immovable, such as artworks, archives, historic churches, monuments and archaeological sites. These objects are inseparable from human lives. Their destruction not only affects the identity and history of the people most immediately concerned, but it also deepens hatred and slows down the process of reconciliation. At the same time, destruction of cultural objects deprives future generations of the rich inheritance of the past and ultimately affects all humanity.
|Title of host publication||Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays in Honour of Tim McCormack|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon Oxon UK|
|Number of pages||41|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Routledge Research in the Law of Armed Conflict|