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International Protection for UCH

For decades (in fact since the advent of recreational scuba-diving in the 1950s) efforts have been made by individuals and organisations around the world to find a satisfactory legal means to regulate activities affecting underwater cultural heritage (UCH) located in international waters (in other words, areas over which no individual State has sovereignty).  The particular …

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The British Academy & Honor Frost Foundation Steering Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage calls for the UK Government to ratify the 2001 UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage.

The British Academy and the Honor Frost Foundation are working together to safeguard underwater cultural heritage through a steering committee set up in 2013. A briefing document has been published calling on the UK Government to do more to protect Britain’s rich maritime legacy by ratifying the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. …

The British Academy & Honor Frost Foundation Steering Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage calls for the UK Government to ratify the 2001 UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. Read More »

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