NATO Legal Gazette. Special Issue: Cultural Property Protection: NATO and Other Perspectives


The NATO Legal Gazette is an educational outreach publication produced by the NATO HQ SACT Legal Offices in Norfolk and Staff Element Europe co-located at NATO SHAPE in Mons, Belgium.

Issue 38 of the NATO Legal Gazette offers 11 articles authored by distinguished academics, military, and civilian personnel, all dedicated to cultural property protection. These authors are commended for their significant contributions to NATO International Humanitarian Law education and training.

Content Issue 38 of the NATO Legal Gazette

  • Steven Hill: Preface

  • Sherrod Lewis Bumgardner: Introduction

  • LTC David J.Burbridge: The Integration of Cultural Property Protection into NATO Environmental Protection Policy: An Example of Good Practice

  • Dr. Frederik Rosén: NATO-led Military Operations and Cultural Property Protection

  • Jan Hladík: Presenting the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of an Armed Conflict and its 1999 Second Protocol with a special focus on peacetime responsibilities

  • Prof. Roger O’Keefe: Cultural Property Protection and the Law of War Crimes

  • Prof. Mark V. Vlasic and Dr. Helga Turku: War Crimes & Cultural Heritage: Syria and Beyond

  • Dr. Helga Turku: ISIS’ use of Cultural Property as a Tool for Terrorism and a Means to Finance It

  • Prof. Patty Gerstenblith and Prof. Nancy C. Wilkie The U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield and the Blue Shield Movement

  • Dr. Laurie W. Rush: The Importance of Training Cultural Property Protection-An Example from the U.S. Army,

  • Dr. Kathryn O. Fay and Dr. George W. Calfas: Heritage at Risk: Mapping as a Form of Protection and Preservation for Global Heritage Sites

  • Zarghoen Rawan: Great, Greatest or Outstanding: Defining Cultural Property in NATO Operational Context

  • Mette Prassé Hartov Review: Protection of Cultural Property-Military Manual (2016)

  • Zarghoen Rawan: Cultural Property Protection in Armed Conflict according to the 1954 Hague Convention and its Second Protocol