Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel (Paris): Heritage protection and human rights: a critical review

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The protection of cultural heritage has been emerging in the international law field for almost a century. This might be sufficient to qualify the “History of cultural heritage protection” from the point of view of the judiciary stake it represents in International Law. Nevertheless, expressions of this question in the public space – as witnessed through the conservation of the archeological site of Palmyra during the Syrian conflict – also justify the need for critical thinking about the evolution of the ethics content invested in the cultural heritage protection by international political or judiciary institutions.

Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel is Chief of the Europe and North America Unit at the World Heritage Centre, Paris, since January 2016. She is Alumna of the Ecole Nationale du Patrimoine and holds a Ph.D. in History of International Heritage (EHESS) and three M.A., in Museums Studies, Archaeology and History, respectively from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris IV Sorbonne University and EHESS.