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The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

National Perspectives in Light of the UNESCO Convention 2001

The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage by Sarah Dromgoole
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The legal protection of the underwater cultural heritage is a field in which there is growing international interest. Shipwrecks and other underwater cultural remains in every maritime zone are threatened both by activities 'directed at' them, such as treasure hunting, and by activities 'incidentally affecting' them, such as mineral exploration and exploitation, pipeline and cable-laying, dredging, and fishing. Since the first edition of this collection (published in 1999), the urgent need for an international legal framework to regulate these activities has been formally recognised by the adoption in 2001 of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. While the prospects for this Convention remain uncertain, it will undoubtedly have a profound influence on national laws and practice in this field. This second collection of essays examines the present state of law, policy and practice in sixteen different jurisdictions around the world in light of the 2001 Convention.
BRILL; January 2006
254 pages; ISBN 9789047410454
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Title: The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
Author: Sarah Dromgoole
 
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