This document is a partial export of the World Heritage Policy Compendium


2    Policies Regarding CREDIBILITY of the World Heritage List

The World Heritage List is a list of cultural and natural heritage deemed to be of 'Outstanding Universal Value' as defined in the World Heritage Convention. It is established, updated and published by the World Heritage Committee and is drawn from national inventories, further to proposals for inscription made by the respective States Parties.

The Credibility of the List refers to it as a representative and geographically balanced testimony of cultural and natural properties of Outstanding Universal Value.

The Credibility theme includes policies related to the World Heritage List, such as nominations, Outstanding Universal Value, Tentative Lists, the Upstream Process, the Global Strategy or type of property, among others.

2.6    Comparative studies

Case Law

Synthesis based on relevant Committee decisions

The World Heritage Committee recommends undertaking a deep comparative analysis in order to demonstrate the Outstanding Universal Value of the property by fully assessing the relative values of the nominated property against other sites (based on Case law on decisions on Nominations). [1]

ANNEX I. List of documents and texts

Decision 34 COM 8B.3

Decision 34 COM 8B.7

Decision 35 COM 8B.16

Decision 36 COM 8B.35

Decision 37 COM 8B.11

Decision 37 COM 8B.17

Decision 37 COM 8B.21

Decision 38 COM 8B.17

Decision 38 COM 8B.18

Decision 38 COM 8B.22





[1] See for example Decisions 34 COM 8B.3 , 34 COM 8B.7 , 35 COM 8B.16 , 36 COM 8B.35 , 37 COM 8B.11 , 37 COM 8B.17 , 37 COM 8B.21 , 38 COM 8B.17 , 38 COM 8B.18 , 38 COM 8B.22 .