Protection of Cultural Heritage
CSDP Missions and the Protection of Cultural Heritage Lessons from EUAM Iraq and the Way Forward.
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On 1 October 2020, ZIF and DGAP convened ten experts to discuss lessons from EUAM Iraq and the way forward for the issue of Protection of Cultural Heritage and CSDP, guided by these questions:
Experiences and Lessons on PCH in Iraq
- Which issues were identified as most pressing on PCH in Iraq, and was this assessment shared by local and international actors?
- What were the biggest gaps in Iraqi structures and expertise on PCH, and how much of a priority was it for the government to address them?
- Which international activities and instruments have proven most effective on PCH in Iraq, and why?
- What is your assessment of EUAM Iraq with regard to its PCH activities, and what lessons could be applicable to other missions and operations?
What role for CSDP in PCH?
- Should PCH become a core function or just a cross-cutting issue in some CSDP missions and operations, and which European stakeholders would need convincing?
- Which aspects of PCH could prove most beneficial for CSDP to tackle, and how would these relate to other existing and future CSDP missions and tasks?
- What issues should be left to (which) other actors/organizations, including EU bodies like the Commission and Europol, and who should decide this?
- What could an integrated EU-UN approach to PCH look like, and would this allow a full- spectrum approach from physical protection of sites to prosecution?
This full text was first published on November 20, 2020 by ZIF.