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Cultural Heritage Laws and Treaties

US Cultural Heritage Laws

A comprehensive legal regime governs the preservation of archaeological, historical and cultural sites within the United States. All DoD personnel who operate within… Read more →

Host Nation Cultural Heritage Laws

This page features a map that  links to information that may be used only for educational, research, legal and other non-commercial purposes, on condition that … Read more →

The 1954 Hague Convention

The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict is the principal international treaty that sets forth obligations and provisions for the protection of… Read more →

The 1972 World Heritage Convention

DoD environmental regulations and cultural resources policy require that all DoD operations and undertakings comply with the terms of an international agreement… Read more →

The World Heritage List

This page provides links to the UNESCO Database of Cultural Heritage Laws and 981 World Heritage List properties that are protected under the terms of the 1972 World Heritage Convention. … Read more →