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Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

The 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols of 1954 and 1999 provide a system of protection for cultural property in situations of armed conflict. It addresses the protection and safeguarding of cultural property in the event of a country being occupied and outlines provisions for the transport of cultural property and to secure immunity from seizure, capture and prize.

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The UK government ratified the Hague Convention and its two Protocols in 2017, and put them into UK law through the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017.

Date created: 1954

Author: UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO