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"Our Common Dignity" – Rights-Based Approach – 13-17 March 2017

ICOMOS South Africa has invited representatives from 17 African countries to be part of a master level pilot course in human rights and cultural heritage. The training, led by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights University of Oslo, will be at Ditsong Museum, Pretoria from 13 to 17 March 2017.

Broadly, the course will cover:

1. General introduction to the international human rights system, including its institutions and mechanisms;

2. Specific introduction to relevant cultural rights and texts, as well as the UN and UNESCO institutional framework; and

3. Human rights-based approach planning tools for heritage management.

« Notre Dignité commune » - Une approche fondée sur le Droit – 13-17 mars 2017

ICOMOS Afrique du Sud a invité les représentants de 17 États africains à participer à une formation pilote de niveau master sur les Droits de l’Homme et le patrimoine culturel. La formation, menée par le Centre norvégien pour les droits de l’Homme de l’université d’Oslo, se tiendra au musée Ditsong de Pretoria du 13 au 17 mars 2017.

La formation portera de manière générale sur :

1. Une introduction générale au système international des Droits de l’Homme, y compris ses institutions et ses mécanismes ;

2. Une introduction spécifique au droit culturel et à ses textes, ainsi qu’au cadre institutionnel de l’ONU et de l’UNESCO ; et

3. Des outils de planification pour la gestion du patrimoine fondés sur les Droits de l’Homme.

Déclaration de Buenos Aires marquant le 70e anniversaire de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme

rba buenosairesLes membres du Conseil international des monuments et sites (ICOMOS) se sont réunis récemment à Buenos Aires en Argentine. À l'occasion du 70e anniversaire de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme, l'ICOMOS a adopté la Déclaration de Buenos Aires, qui enracine les droits de l'homme dans les activités relatives au patrimoine culturel (disponible en français, anglais et espagnol).

Rights-based approach to World Heritage

ULURU Copyright Niklas Morberg FlickrICOMOS has explored rights issues in World Heritage through the Our Common Dignity Initive since 2007. In 2011 the ICOMOS initiative expanded to a cooperation for the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention (ICCROM, ICOMOS, IUCN) under the coordination by ICOMOS Norway.
The main objective of the initiative is building awareness of rights issues in World Heritage and heritage management in general, to promote “good practice” approaches and to develop and promote relevant tools and guidelines, in particular for World Heritage from tentative lists and nominations through conservation and management of the sites.

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