How can we save our cultural heritage from the ravages of war?

european_parliament_001How to protect cultural sites from massive destruction and prevent trafficking in world heritage objects, particularly in cases of conflict? On Monday afternoon (13 July), Culture and Education Committee MEPs will be joined by experts from UNESCO, INTERPOL, the International Criminal Court and elsewhere to debate the scope for immediate or longer term action in third countries, such as Syria, Iraq or other conflict zones facing the deliberate and massive destruction of their (and our) cultural heritage.

MEPs will consider the EU’s role, immediate means and legal instruments available for preventing pillage.

The public hearing on “Destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage” takes place from 15- 18h in the European Parliament’s József Antall building (JAN) 6Q2. It will be broadcast live.

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