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International Organisations and Legislation Affecting the Underwater 76 Cultural Heritage

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the association of young Irish archaeologists
EditorsK Cleary, G McCarthy
Publisher or commissioning bodyThe Association of Young Irish Archaeologists
ISBN (Print)0-9503627-1-9
DatePublished - 2006
Eventthe association of young Irish archaeologists - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 3 Feb 20065 Feb 2006


Conferencethe association of young Irish archaeologists


This paper examines the organisations and policies that affect
underwater archaeology at an international level. International waters are
currently governed by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of
the Sea, but will elements of that change with the adoption of the 2001
UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural
Heritage? What are the different aims of these pieces of legislation and how
do they affect the underwater cultural heritage? Is there any evidence for
countries adopting the goals of UNESCO or are they too idealistic?
The 2001 UNESCO Convention places a greater emphasis on the protection
of the material remains of the past than the 1982 Law of the Sea. It sets forth
more specific guidelines and recommendations on how to protect
archaeological remains.


the association of young Irish archaeologists

Duration3 Feb 20065 Feb 2006

Event: Conference

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