This page gathers documents and information related to the issue of Human Rights and World Heritage and the current efforts by the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention to increase understanding of approaches that clarify the rights dimension in World Heritage work.

The project - World Heritage and Rights-Based Approaches. Learning from practice: Building capacity to support rights-based approaches in the World Heritage Convention - carried out in 2014 by IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS was presented to the 2014 World Heritage Committee Meeting in Doha, Qatar through a summary report (distributed). During the World Heritage Committee session there was also a well-attended Advisory Bodies Side Event arranged on this topic.

The project was structured as a number of case studies presented and discussed at a workshop that took place in Oslo in early April 2014. The workshop participants issued a final statement that provides a basis for further dialogue and work by the three Advisory Bodies.

To access all the available material click here (you will be redirected to the ICOMOS Norway website – the documentation will shortly be transferred also to the ICOMOS main website)




Kristal Buckley - kristal.buckley[at]

Amund Sinding-Larsen - amund[at]

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