World Heritage

Communities and rights

Communities and rights

Addressing community and rights concerns requires long-term processes rather than quick fixes. Throughout its 40-plus year history, work in the World Heritage context on community and rights issues has gradually taken on more importance and received explicit attention.

World Heritage and rights-based approaches

The Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention - IUCN, ICOMOS and ICCROM - are collaborating to increase understanding and identify effective approaches to the rights dimension in World Heritage work. The goal is to promote the application of “good practice” in relation to human rights and World Heritage, and to develop possible tools to ensure rights issues are appropriately considered, particularly in the nomination and state of conservation processes.

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