Decision : 42 COM 8B.26
Žatec – the Town of Hops (Czechia)
The World Heritage Committee,
- Having examined Documents WHC/18/42.COM/8B and WHC/18/42.COM/INF.8B1,
- Defers the examination of the nomination of Žatec – the Town of Hops, Czechia, to the World Heritage List, in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to deepen the research on the theme of hop growing and processing, as well as on the proposed property and its wider setting to bring into focus areas of potential significance and areas where traditional hop farming and processing and its impacts on the landscape can be identified and, if a robust case can be made, then reconsider the scope of the nomination;
- Considers that any revised nomination would need to be considered by an expert mission to the site.