Resolution HRC/33/L.21Cultural Rights and Protection of Cultural Heritage

The human rights council adopted resolution HRC/33/L.21 titled cultural rights and protection of cultural heritage with out a vote.

The resolution recalls the international instruments including the UDHR, ICCPR, and ICESCR, and further notes the protection of cultural rights, cultural heritages and cultural heritage defenders.

The resolution also urges all parties to conflict to refrain from unlawful military use or targeting of cultural property.

The resolution calls for the UN high commissioner for human rights to convene a one day seminar bride 36th Hrc session on ways to prevent and contain the destruction of cultural heritages, and the special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights to submit to the HRC at its 37th session a report of the seminar.

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