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Heritage, Culture and Rights

Challenging Legal Discourses

Edited by Andrea Durbach and Lucas Lixinski

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, China’s use of shipwreck sites and underwater cultural heritage to make territorial claims, and the cultural identities of nations post-conflict highlight this field as an emerging global focus. In addition, it has become a forum for the configuration and contestation of cultural heritage, rights and the broader politics of international law.

The manifestation of tensions between heritage and human rights are explored in this volume, in particular in relation to heritage and rights in collaboration andin conflict, and heritage as a tool for rights advocacy. This volume also explores these issues from a distinctively legal standpoint, considering the extent to which the legal tools of international human rights law facilitate or hinder heritage protection. Covering a range of issues across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Australia, this volume will be of interest to people working in human rights, heritage studies, cultural heritage management and identity politics around the world.

Andrea Durbach is Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University ofNew South Wales and Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre.

Lucas Lixinski is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University ofNew South Wales and a Project Director at the Australian Human RightsCentre.

May 2017   |   9781849468084   |   312pp|   Hardback   |   RSP: £75  

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