Justice Luigi Marini argues that a collaborative approach through the establishment of a network with authorities, the academy and the community at the national and local levels is needed to adequately support archaeologists who bear witness to looting in this Commentary.
Do Archaeologists Have an Ethical Obligation to Report Looting? Protecting Antiquities and an “Ethical Double Standard”
Blythe Alison Bowman Balestrieri draws from a global survey on why many field archaeologist say they do not report archaeological site looting when they encounter it, and argues that the duty to report should be a central tenet of a field archaeologist’s professional ethics.
AC author Seán Fobbe comments on the role of the international community in cultural heritage preservation, the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, and key legal instruments to protect cultural patrimony.
AC author Seán Fobbe discusses the unique challenge of cultural heritage preservation in Iraq; the difficulty of prosecuting war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide; and broader patterns in cultural crimes worldwide.
AC author Seán Fobbe comments on the groundbreaking work of RASHID International, a landmark report documenting cultural heritage destruction during the Yazidi genocide, and the intersection of human rights and cultural heritage preservation.
How to Protect Outstanding Cultural Heritage from the Ravages of War? Utilize the System of Enhanced Protection under the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention
Seán Fobbe analyzes the power of international humanitarian and cultural property protection law to shield outstanding cultural patrimony in conflict zones.