June 16 - June 27, 2014
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INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE 21STCENTURY: THREATS AND CHALLENGES
The summer school offers an overview of the international and comparative law for the protection of cultural heritage. The course aims to develop the students’ awareness of the main substantive themes of cultural heritage law, namely: the protection of cultural property in times of war; the restitution of artworks lost as a result of theft, illicit excavations and illicit trade; the protection of the built heritage and of the human rights associated to the tangible and intangible heritage. In order to offer an up-to-date glance at cultural heritage law, the summer course will also focus on the different ideological positions of the relevant stakeholders and on its complex relationship with other fields of law – namely general international law, human rights law, intellectual property law, and international investment law – and with the issue of dispute settlement. Finally, this course aims to bring out the challenges to cultural heritage that emanate from old and new threats. To name but a few: armed conflicts; reduced protection of sites and monuments due to lack of public money and political support; natural catastrophes; and damage to cultural sites caused by human activities.
- The international legal framework regulating the trade in cultural objects and the restitution of stolen or looted artworks
- Crime in the art and antiquities world
- Armed conflict and cultural heritage
- The UNESCO World Heritage Convention and the protection of the built heritage from natural and human-induced disasters
- The 2003 UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage
- The 2005 UNESCO Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions
- WIPO and cultural heritage law I: focus on Intellectual Property law
- WIPO and cultural heritage law II: focus on Traditional Knowledge
- International investment law and cultural heritage
- The settlement of cultural heritage disputes
The faculty brings together brilliant young scholars and renowned professors from various prestigious universities. The University of Geneva staff comprises the team of the Art-Law Centre and of the newly established UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage.
Professor Marc-André Renold
Faculty of Law
University of Geneva
Dr. Alessandro Chechi
University of Geneva
Upper year undergraduates, Master's degree students, PhD students from law and all other faculties, including art history, archaeology and anthropology, as well as to practitioners, non-specialists and art enthusiasts.
TUITION FEES and Deadline
2000 CHF Full Fees / Deadline: May 15th, 2014
1700 CHF Early Birds / Deadline: April 15, 2014