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6    Policies Regarding COMMUNITIES

One of the central objectives of the World Heritage Convention is to enhance the role of communities in the implementation of the Convention and to encourage the participation of the local population and different stakeholders in the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage. In addition, the Convention asks each State Party ‘to adopt a general policy which aims to give the cultural and natural heritage a function in the life of the community ’.

The theme of Communities includes policies related to the participation of local communities and other stakeholders, human rights and a rights-based approach, gender, indigenous peoples, youth, and fostering of peace and security.


6.2    Human rights and rights-based approach

Case Law - Human rights abuses

Synthesis based on relevant Committee decisions

Synthesis based on relevant Committee decisions

The World Heritage Committee requests the States Parties to take urgent action to strengthen its efforts to ensure that human rights concerns are addressed and provide a full response to human right abuses in accordance with relevant international standards (based on case law on decisions on State of Conservation and Nomination). [1]

6.6    Fostering of peace and security

Case Law - Human rights abuses

Synthesis based on relevant Committee decisions

Synthesis based on relevant Committee decisions

The World Heritage Committee requests the States Parties to take urgent action to strengthen its efforts to ensure that human rights concerns are addressed and provide a full response to human right abuses in accordance with relevant international standards (based on case law on decisions on State of Conservation and Nomination). [2]


ANNEX I. List of documents and texts

Decision 44 COM 7B.188

Decision 44 COM 7A.44

Decision 44 COM 7B.174

15/04/2024

 

 

 



[1] See for example Decisions 44 COM 7A.44 , 44 COM 7B.174 , 44 COM 7B.188 .

[2] See for example Decisions 44 COM 7A.44 , 44 COM 7B.174 , 44 COM 7B.188 .