Heritage, Culture and Rights: Challenging Legal Discourses
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 and in 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.
Table Of Contents
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
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
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
6. The Tension between Rights and Cultural Heritage Protection in China
7. Heritage and Human Rights: Reframing the Conservation Ethic
8. The Poverty of World Heritage Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Legacy of Colonialism
and Disregard of Human Rights
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
10. Heritage Listing as Self-determination
11. World Heritage, Cultural Confl icts and Political Reconciliation
|Author(s)||Durbach, A and Lixinski, L|