Legal Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

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  • Source Type: Journal
  • Document Type: Study
  • Document Language: English
  • Published on: 30. 9. 2014
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Samanta Kowalska

In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2014 • Volume 2 • Issue 3 • Pages 79-95 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: Intangible cultural heritage is a crucial factor in shaping personality and identity of a man. At the beginning of the 21st Century, in the face of deepening globalization, commercialization, consumerism, technological progress, and urbanization, there is a need to undertake, without undue delay, multifaceted, correlated and taking account of future circumstances’ actions for the protection of the non-material cultural heritage. This study presents genesis, legal regulations and mechanisms which have been developed under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Measures taken by the UNESCO and particular states in view of reaching the set targets should follow the spirit of tolerance, empathy, cultural plurality and respect for human rights.

Key Words: Intangible Cultural Heritage; Monuments; Cultural Diversity; Legal Protection; Human Rights; UNESCO; Law.


Bibliographic Citation

KOWALSKA, S. Legal Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2014, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 79-95 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: