New prospects for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict: The entry into force of the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention

The entry into force of the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention is the most recent step forward in the legal protection of cultural property during armed conflict. This article explains the background to the adoption of the Protocol and gives a detailed analysis of the significance of the new rules introduced by this instrument.

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