- The Concept of Cultural Genocide details how international law has approached the core idea underlying the concept of cultural genocide and how this framework can be strengthened and fostered. It traces developments from the early conceptualisation of cultural genocide to the contemporary question of its reparation. The book discusses the evolution of various branches of international law in relation to both cultural protection and cultural destruction in light of a number of legal cases in which either the concept of cultural genocide or the idea of cultural destruction has been discussed. Such cases include the destruction of cultural and religious heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the forced removals of Aboriginal children in Australia and Canada, and the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in relation to Indigenous and tribal groups' cultural destruction.
- Cultural heritage law and policy.
- Novic, Elisa, author.
- Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
- First edition
The concept of cultural genocide : a historical-legal perspective
The cultural dimensions of the crime of genocide
International law and the protection of cultures
Beyond words : from "cultural genocide" to "cultural persecution"
State responsibility for cultural crimes
Reparation for intended cultural harm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and index.
Introduction -- The concept of cultural genocide : a historical-legal perspective -- The cultural dimensions of the crime of genocide -- International law and the protection of cultures -- Beyond words : from "cultural genocide" to "cultural persecution" -- State responsibility for cultural crimes -- Reparation for intended cultural harm -- Conclusions.