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Heritage, Culture and Rights: Challenging Legal Discourses

Edited by: Andrea Durbach, Lucas Lixinski

ISBN13: 9781509932214
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
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Cultural heritage law and its response to human rights principles and practice has gained renewed prominence on the international agenda.

The recent conflicts in Syria and Mali, as well as China's use of shipwreck sites and underwater cultural heritage to make territorial claims and the cultural identities of nations post-conflict highlight the field as an emerging global focus and stage for the configuration and contestation of cultural heritage, rights and the broader politics of international law.

The tensions between heritage and human rights is explored in this volume in relation to heritage and rights in cooperation, in conflict, and as a tool for rights advocacy.

This volume also explores these issues from a distinctively legal standpoint, considering, for instance, the extent to which the legal tools of international human rights law help or hinder heritage protection.

Covering a range of issues across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Australia, this volume is of interest to people working in human rights, heritage studies, cultural heritage management and identity politics around the world.

Art and Cultural Heritage Law
Andrea Durbach and Lucas Lixinski

Part 1: Human Rights and Heritage:A Possible Alliance?
1. Opening the Toolbox of International Human Rights Law in the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage
Francesco Francioni and Lucas Lixinski
2. Culture, Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Ben Boer
3. Cultural Heritage, Human Rights and the Privatisation of War
Ana Filipa Vrdoljak
4. The Urban Village and the Megaproject: Linking Vernacular Urban Heritage and Human Rights-based Development in the Emerging Megacities of Southeast Asia
Scott Hawken

Part 2: Heritage in Tension with Rights
5. Between Rights in the City and the Right to the City: Heritage,
Character and Public Participation in Urban Planning
Amelia Thorpe
6. The Tension between Rights and Cultural Heritage Protection in China
Stefan Gruber
7. Heritage and Human Rights: Reframing the Conservation Ethic
Josephine Gillespie
8. The Poverty of World Heritage Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Legacy of Colonialism
and Disregard of Human Rights
Folarin Shyllon

Part 3: Heritage as a Tool for Broader Political Transformation
9. Cultural Heritage as Transformation: A Study of Four Sites from Post-Apartheid South Africa
Andrea Durbach
10. Heritage Listing as Self-determination
Lucas Lixinski
11. World Heritage, Cultural Confl icts and Political Reconciliation
Andrzej Jakubowski