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The term “cultural heritage” was introduced by UNESCO legislation in 1973. Cultural heritage or cultural property law (the terms are used interchangeably) regulates and protects culturally significant sites, objects, etc. UNESCO defines the term cultural heritage in several different ways :
Tangible cultural heritage:
movable cultural heritage (paintings, sculptures, coins, manuscripts)
mmovable cultural heritage (monuments, archaeological sites, and so on)
underwater cultural heritage (shipwrecks, underwater ruins and cities)
Intangible cultural heritage: oral traditions, performing arts, rituals
Natural heritage: natural sites with cultural aspects such as cultural landscapes, physical, biological or geological formations
Heritage in the event of armed conflict
(Full explanation from UNESCO can be found on this page.)
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Internat 570 for commentary from the international human rights perspective
Internat 590 international commerical law
Internat 630 may help with underwater cultural heritage questions
Private Int conflict of laws
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Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc;