The Laws of Armed Conflicts: A Collection of Conventions, Resolutions, and Other Documents

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No. 71
CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF
CULTURAL PROPERTY IN THE EVENT OF
ARMED CONFLICT

Signed at The Hague, 14 May 1954

INTRODUCTORY NOTE: See note introducing the Final Act of the Inter-governmental Conference of 1954 (No. 70).

The Regulations for the execution of the present Convention (see pp. 1012–1019) constitute and integral part of this Convention.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 7 August 1956.

AUTHENTIC TEXTS: See indications under No. 70.

TEXT PUBLISHED IN: See indications under No. 70.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Articles
CONVENTION
Chapter I. General provisions regarding protection
Definition of cultural property1
Protection of cultural property2
Safeguarding of cultural property3
Respect for cultural property4
Occupation5
Distinctive marking of cultural property6
Military measures7
Chapter II. Special Protection
Granting of special protection8
Immunity of cultural property under special protection9
Identification and control10
Withdrawal of immunity11
Chapter III. Transport of cultural property
Transport under the special protection12
Transport in urgent cases13
Immunity from seizure, capture and prize14
Chapter IV. Personnel
Personnel15
Chapter V. The distinctive emblem
Emblem of the Convention16
Use of the emblem.17
Chapter VI. Scope of application of the Convention
Application of the Convention18
Conflicts not of an international character19
Chapter VQ. Execution of the Convention
Regulations for the execution of the Convention20
Protecting powers21

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