LONDON, ENGLAND.-What Property Should We Be Seeking To Protect In The Event Of Armed Conflict? The Minister for Culture, David Lammy, launched a consultation today on the best way for the UK to implement the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols.
The launch took place at a seminar, hosted jointly by the DCMS and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Locarno Suite at the FCO. Delegates from over 60 organisations, both Governmental and non-governmental participated in the seminar.
The consultation looks to tackle some of the key questions relating to the most appropriate way for the UK to meet its obligations under the Convention and its two Protocols. The key issues being addressed include what property we should be seeking to protect in the event of armed conflict.
David Lammy said at the conference: "Ratification of the Convention and accession to its Protocols will strengthen the UK's commitment to the protection of our own heritage, highlight our civil duty as part of an international community to respect the cultural property of other nations and demonstrate that the UK takes seriously its commitments in the area of international humanitarian law."
The consultation will run for 12 weeks, from 6 September to 2 December.