Cultural Heritage and the Arts

The Hagia Sophia, Secularism, and International Cultural Heritage Law

Turkey announced in July 2020 that it would turn the Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.[1] The edifice has a long history, and is treasured, inter alia, for its non-denominational nature, showcasing multiple, overlapping religious layers. In fact, it had been a non-religious museum for 85 years.

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Volume: 
24
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25
Author: 
Lucas Lixinski and Vassilis P. Tzevelekos
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ICC Issues Reparations Order in Cultural Property Destruction Case (August 17, 2017)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 17, 2017, Trial Chamber VIII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a Reparations Order in

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Condemning Terrorist Destruction of Cultural Property (March 24, 2017)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On March 24, 2017, the Security Council adopted a resolution condemning the unlawful destruction o