The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to partner
with the Canadian Red Cross to present:
The International Legal Protection of Cultural Property
and Heritage in Armed Conflict
The law of armed conflict has long recognised the importance of protecting cultural property and heritage in times of hostility and war. Notwithstanding stipulated prohibitions, historical sites (including designated World Heritage), places and objects of art or of religious importance and the like continue to be destroyed – sometimes purposefully targeted, like the Buddhas of Bamyan dynamited by the Taliban in 2001 which gave rise to global condemnation. Recent express threats have drawn global attention to the civilizational value and applicable law of protecting such property and heritage. Two complementary perspectives and regimes will examine the way this can be done.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
DESMARAIS Building | DMS12102 (12th Floor)
55 Laurier Avenue East
University of Ottawa
Event in English. | A reception will follow the presentation.
Free and open to all.
RSVP required at IHLConference@redcross.ca.
- US Colonel (ret'd) Richard JACKSON
Richard B “Dick” Jackson is a former Senior Adviser to the US Judge Advocate General, with 44 years of service in the US Army. Now retired from the active practice of law, he continues to lecture on the law of armed conflict including protection of cultural property in armed conflict. Until recently (2019), he was an Adjunct Professor in the LLM Program of the Georgetown University Law Center.