The settlement of international cultural heritage disputes / Alessandro Chechi
- Chechi, Alessandro
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.The Imperfect Nature of Cultural Heritage Law -- 2.Improving Dispute Settlement in the Cultural Heritage Realm -- 3.The Scope of the Analysis -- 4.Book Structure -- A.Understanding Cultural Heritage -- 1.Introduction -- 2.In search of a definition of cultural property -- 3.From cultural property to cultural heritage -- 4.The common heritage of humankind -- 5.From cultural heritage to cultural rights -- B.Defining the Sources and Typology of Cultural Heritage Disputes -- 1.Introduction -- 2.What is an 'international dispute'? -- 3.The actors at stake in the cultural heritage realm -- A.The Legal Framework -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Domestic legislation -- 3.The private international law dimension of dispute settlement -- 4.Dispute settlement through cultural heritage instruments -- 5.The law of State immunity -- 6.State responsibility and cultural heritage disputes -- B.The Available Means of Dispute Settlement -- 1.Introduction -- 2.The settlement of cultural heritage disputes exemplified: the Altmann case -- 3.Adjudication through domestic courts -- 4.International judicial settlement mechanisms: an overview -- 5.Alternatives to judicial settlement -- C.A Step Backwards: Strategies for Dispute Avoidance -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Dispute avoidance through negotiation -- 3.Monitoring mechanisms -- 4.An appraisal -- Introduction: Cultural Heritage Dispute Settlement against the Background of Fragmentation and Proliferation -- A.The Establishment of an International Cultural Heritage Court -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Is an international cultural heritage court desirable and necessary? -- 3.Is there a reasonable chance of creating a new international court? -- 4.An appraisal -- B.The Settlement of Cultural Heritage Disputes through Cross-Fertilization -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Cross-fertilization among adjudicators: what it is and where it comes from -- 3.Forms and methods of cross-fertilization -- 4.The actual affirmation of cross-fertilization -- 5.Cross-fertilization: a realistic assessment -- 6.The role of judges: is cross-fertilization a proper judicial function? -- Opting for Cross-Fertilization and Common Rules of Adjudication: The Emergence of a New Lex Specialis -- A.The Common Rules of Adjudication Corresponding to General Principles of International Law -- 1.Introduction -- 2.The obligation to protect cultural objects in the event of armed conflict -- 3.The prohibition on removing cultural objects in the event of armed conflict and the corresponding obligation of restitution -- B.The Common Rules of Adjudication Corresponding to Rules in Force or in Formation -- 1.Introduction -- 2.The obligation to return cultural objects wrongfully removed in peacetime -- 3.The common rules of adjudication on the restitution and protection of cultural heritage in peacetime -- C.Operationalizing the Common Rules of Adjudication -- 1.Two modest proposals -- 2.The International Association of Refugee Law Judges: a paradigm for UNESCO? -- 3.Multi-level cooperation in the resolution of cultural heritage disputes.
- The international practice of the past forty years shows the proliferation of a great variety of disputes concerning tangible cultural heritage. These mostly consist of inter-State and private claims about artworks stolen or illegally exported, and controversies regarding the protection of monuments and cultural spaces, not only from war-like situations, but also from non-violent processes, such as the realisation of investment projects. This book discusses whether an improvement in the manner in which these disputes are dealt with may enhance the international protection of cultural heritage.
- 9780191773228 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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