Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, 2014, isbn : 9789004257627, 252 pp. eur 105 / us $ 136. Prosecuting the Destruction of Cultural Property in International Criminal Law: With a Case Study on the Khmer Rouge’s Destruction of Cambodia’s Heritage constitutes the author’s adaptation of her PhD dissertation, defended and approved at the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich. Its three chapters are preceded by some basic preliminary remarks and followed by a conclusion. The book is descriptive in nature since it aims to analyse a number of issues that arise in relation to the prosecution under international law of the deliberate destruction of cultural property. Chapter 1, entitled “Prohibition of the Destruction of Cultural Property in International Treaty Law”, examines the (1) scope of application, (2) definition of cultural property, (3) levels of protection, and (4) violations, of all international instruments directly (and indirectly) relevant to the protection of cultural property from damage and destruction, namely: the 1899 and 1907 Hague Regulations, the Genocide Convention, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and its two 1977 Additional Protocols, the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict plus its 1999 Second Protocol, the 1972 World Heritage Convention,
International Criminal Law Review – Brill
Published: Mar 23, 2015
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