Intangible Cultural Heritage Under National and International Law

Going Beyond the 2003 UNESCO Convention

Edited by Marie Cornu, Institute for Political Social Sciences, French National Centre for Scientific Research; ENS Paris-Saclay and University Paris Nanterre, France, Anita Vaivade, Latvian Academy of Culture, Latvia, Lily Martinet, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, Luxembourg and Clea Hance, University Paris-Saclay and Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine, France

This illuminating book offers an authoritative analysis of the legal issues relating to safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. Taking a critical approach, it provides a unique insight into the impact of international and national law on the present and future safeguarding processes of intangible cultural heritage. Expert contributors draw on the results of an international study conducted in 26 countries to illustrate how domestic laws comprehend the notion of intangible cultural heritage. The book explores the relationship that these states maintain with the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and highlight challenging concepts.

‘The legal regimes related to intangible cultural heritage are extraordinarily complex. This book succeeds in showing this complexity. It presents a remarkably comprehensive picture of regulatory approaches at international, national and local level, the implementation of the UNESCO Convention and the relationship of intangible cultural heritage to various fields of law. The book throws up many questions for further inquiry and is highly recommended reading for everyone seeking a nuanced understanding of this emerging field of multidisciplinary research and practice.’
– Christoph Antons, The University of Newcastle, Australia

2020 224 pp Hardback 978 1 83910 002 4 £85.00 £76.50 $130.00 $117.00

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