Eeny Meeny Miny Moe…
The global lack of institutional capacity to handle cultural heritage challenges in armed conflict. Comment by Frederik Rosén in Conflict and Culture Magazine.
Closing the gap on the international level on policy, doctrine and capacity for addressing cultural heritage challenges in connections with armed conflicts depends on states’ willingness to invest in the area. It is clear that the current capacities at all levels are far below what would be required. Grassroot initiatives need to be completed by state-led top-down initiatives and funding aiming at setting priorities and structure perspectives, including clarifying who should do what across branches and offices in the international organisations. Better facts and figures on why and how cultural heritage matters and the consequences of losing it seems to be a sine-qua-non for this to happen.
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“Eeny Meeny Miny Moe…” Cultural Heritage (Property) Protection and the Protection Gap’, Conflict and Culture Magazine, pp. 10-13.