Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

Book of the Month

Cover of Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

Edited by: Simon Mortimore
Price: £225.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


The 1972 World Heritage Convention: A Commentary

Edited by: Francesco Francioni, Federico Lenzerini

ISBN13: 9780199291694
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00



This is a Print On Demand Title.
The publisher will print a copy to fulfill your order. Books can take between 1 to 3 weeks. Looseleaf titles between 1 to 2 weeks.

The World Heritage Convention (WHC) is the most comprehensive and widely ratified among UNESCO treaties on the protection of cultural and natural heritage. The Convention establishes a system of identification, presentation, and registration in an international List of cultural properties and natural sites of outstanding universal value.

Throughout the years the WHC has progressively attained almost universal recognition by the international community, and even the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has recently considered sites inscribed in the World Heritage List as "values especially protection by the international community." Besides, the WHC has been used as a model for other legal instruments dealing with cultural heritage, like the recently adopted (2003) Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

During its more than 30 years of life, the Convention has undergone extensive interpretation and evolution in its scope of application. Operational Guidelines, which are the implementing rules governing the operation of the Convention, have been extensively revised. New institutions such as the World Heritage Centre, have been established. New links, with the World Bank and the United Nations, have developed to take into account the economic and political dimension of world heritage conservation and management.

However, many legal issues remain to be clarified. For example, what is the meaning of "outstanding universal value" in the context of cultural and natural heritage? How far can we construe "universal value" in terms of representivity between the concept of "World Heritage" and the sovereignty of the territorial state? Should World Heritage reflect a reasonable balance between cultural properties and natural sites? Is consent of the territorial state required for the inscription of a World Heritage property in the List of World Heritage in Danger? What is the role of the World Heritage Centre in the management of the WHC?

No comprehensive work has been produced so far to deal with these and many other issues that have arisen in the interpretation and application of the WHC. This Commentary is intended to fill this gap by providing article by article analysis, in the light of the practice of the World Heritage Committee, other relevant treaty bodies, as well as of State parties and in the hope that it may be of use to academics, lawyers, diplomats and officials involved in the management and conservation of cultural and natural heritage of international significance.

  • Article by article analysis of the World Heritage Convention
  • Discusses topical issues raised by the destruction by the Taliban of the Buddhas of Bamiyán, and the shelling of Dubrovnik
  • Includes practical perspectives from the last 30 years, including the practice of the World Heritage Committee
  • Includes full text of the World Heritage Convention itself, and the newly revised Operational Guidelines

Subjects:
Art and Cultural Heritage Law
Contents:
Preamble , ;F. Francioni
Definition of Cultural Heritage , ;A. Yusuf
Article I Cultural Landscape , ;K. Last;
Article 2 Definition of Natural Heritage , ;C. Redgwell
Article 3 Identification and Deliniation of World Heritage , ;B. Boer;
Articles 4-7 National and International Protection of the ultural and Natural Heritage ,; G. Carducci
Articles 8-11 World Heritage Committee and World Heritage List , ;T. Scovazzi;
Article 11 List of World Heritage in Danger , ;L. Condorelli
Article 12 Protection of Properties not Inscribed on the World Heritage List , ;F. Lenzerini
Article 13 World Heritage Committee and International Assistance , ;A. F. Vrdoljak;
Article 14 The Secretariat and Support of the World Heritage Committee ,;A. F. Vrdoljak
Articles 15-16 World Heritage Fund , ;F. Lenzerini;
Articles 17-18 Activities to Supprt of the World Heritage Fund ,; L. Patchett
VI Educational Programmes
Articles 19-20 International Assistance , ;A. Lemaistre and F. Lenzerini
Article 27-28 Educational Programmes , ;V. Vujicic-Lugassy and M. Richon
VIII Final Clauses
Articles 29 Reports , ;B. Boer;
Articles 30-22 and 35-38 Final Clauses , ;F. Lenzerini
Article 34 The Federal Clause ,; B.Boer ;

Series: Oxford Commentaries on International Law

Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights: A Commentary on the TRIPS Agreement 2nd ed ISBN 9780198707219
To be published February 2018
Oxford University Press
£125.00
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Commentary ISBN 9780199673223
To be published October 2017
Oxford University Press
£95.00
The United Nations Principles to Combat Impunity: A Commentary ISBN 9780198743606
To be published October 2017
Oxford University Press
£95.00
The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute 2nd ed ISBN 9780198739777
Published September 2016
Oxford University Press
£225.00
The Arms Trade Treaty: A Commentary ISBN 9780198723523
Published June 2016
Oxford University Press
£125.00
£70.00
£58.33 + £11.67 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 4th ed ISBN 9780198703969
Published January 2016
Oxford University Press
£145.00
The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary (eBook) ISBN 9780191003530
Published October 2015
Oxford University Press
£208.33 + £41.67 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary ISBN 9780199675449
Published October 2015
Oxford University Press
£250.00
The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary (eBook) ISBN 9780191066771
Published September 2015
Oxford University Press
£162.50 + £32.50 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary ISBN 9780199594061
Published September 2015
Oxford University Press
£195.00
The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary ISBN 9780199686773
Published February 2015
Oxford University Press
£120.00
The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary (eBook) ISBN 9780191510427
Published February 2015
Oxford University Press
£100.00 + £20.00 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
The Chemical Weapons Convention: A Commentary ISBN 9780199669110
Published August 2014
Oxford University Press
£145.00
The Chemical Weapons Convention: A Commentary (eBook) ISBN 9780191650369
Published August 2014
Oxford University Press
£120.83 + £24.17 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
£83.33 + £16.67 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: A Commentary 2nd ed ISBN 9780199696307
Published March 2013
Oxford University Press
£195.00
The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: A Commentary 2nd ed (eBook) ISBN 9780191665325
Published March 2013
Oxford University Press
£162.50 + £32.50 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties (eBook)
Edited by: Chester Brown
ISBN 9780191651977
Published January 2013
Oxford University Press
£158.33 + £31.67 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties
Edited by: Chester Brown
ISBN 9780199645190
Published January 2013
Oxford University Press
£200.00
The Charter of the United Nations: A Commentary 3rd ed (eBook) ISBN 9780191653872
Published November 2012
Oxford University Press
£329.17 + £65.83 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
The Charter of the United Nations: A Commentary 3rd ed ISBN 9780199580156
Published November 2012
Oxford University Press
£415.00
£32.49 + £6.50 VAT
(ePub)
Buy
The Vienna Conventions on the Law of Treaties: A Commentary ISBN 9780199546640
Published April 2011
Oxford University Press
£462.50
The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: A Commentary ISBN 9780199542512
Published January 2011
Oxford University Press
£305.00
Convention on Cluster Munitions: A Commentary ISBN 9780199599004
Published October 2010
Oxford University Press
£157.50
The Law of International Responsibility ISBN 9780199296972
Published May 2010
Oxford University Press
£285.00
The UN Genocide Convention: A Commentary
Edited by: Paola Gaeta
ISBN 9780199570218
Published October 2009
Oxford University Press
£95.00
The United Nations Convention Against Torture: A Commentary ISBN 9780199280001
Published March 2008
Oxford University Press
£177.50
£44.49