At 11.06am on Thursday 23 February the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act received Royal Assent. The UK is now set to become the first permanent member of the UN Security Council to ratify the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property and BOTH it’s Protocols, a move we hope other countries will follow.
This reflects years of hard work by UK Blue Shield.
The process for formal ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention and accession to the Protocols:
(Text taken from a lovely summary by the Heritage Alliance)