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World Heritage

3 - Policies Regarding CONSERVATION of World Heritage Properties

3.5 - Factors affecting properties

3.5.6 - Physical resource extraction

Case Law

Synthesis based on relevant Committee decisions

The World Heritage Committee requests States Parties not to explore or mine in World Heritage properties, in line with the Committee’s established position that mineral exploration and mining are incompatible with World Heritage status and the international policy statement of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) of not undertaking these activities in World Heritage properties (based on Case law on decisions on the State of Conservation).
Date (year):  2017 2016 2013 2011
Case law:  Yes
Threats:  Mining Oil and gas Quarrying Water (extraction)
See for examples Decisions (4)
Show 41COM 7A.19
Show 40COM 7B.104
Show 37COM 7B.8
Show 35COM 7B.22