The Syrian conflict and the use of cultural property for military purposes

Jadranka Petrovic, Rebecca Hughes

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAccountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour of Tim McCormack
EditorsJadranka Petrovic
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter7
Pages136-176
Number of pages41
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315769554
ISBN (Print)9781138025264
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in the Law of Armed Conflict

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