Cultural Heritage and Human Rights by Helaine Silverman, D. Fairchild Ruggles

By Helaine Silverman, D. Fairchild Ruggles

Is there a common correct to the unfastened expression and maintenance of cultural historical past, and if this is the case, the place is that correct articulated and the way can it's secure? No nook of today’s global has escaped the results of globalization – for greater or worse. This quantity addresses a deeply political point of background upkeep and administration because it pertains to human rights.

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Apparently some 200 cases are known to India’s police. ” Thus even political behavior like Ku Klux Klan rituals can be seen as a cultural manifestation – one example of many cultural forms held to be important by communities and groups within various countries. Unlike the World Heritage system for heritage places, where the Operational Guidelines (last revised in early 2005) contain a list of ten criteria to be used in the listing process, the Intangible Heritage Convention contains, at present, no criteria – no prescription about which elements within cultures might be regarded as significant and worthy of protection.

Cultural) grounds. In the case of the child burning, the perpetrators (village men) believe that these sacrifices to the Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, bring them a better life in this world. Apparently some 200 cases are known to India’s police. ” Thus even political behavior like Ku Klux Klan rituals can be seen as a cultural manifestation – one example of many cultural forms held to be important by communities and groups within various countries. Unlike the World Heritage system for heritage places, where the Operational Guidelines (last revised in early 2005) contain a list of ten criteria to be used in the listing process, the Intangible Heritage Convention contains, at present, no criteria – no prescription about which elements within cultures might be regarded as significant and worthy of protection.

It is not everything from our history – heritage and history are not one and the same. The aim of heritage protection is to pass on this selection of things with their values intact and in authentic condition. Or at least this is how we think about tangible heritage. There are serious doubts about whether these concepts are relevant to intangible cultural heritage and can be used in identifying the significant things that should be inscribed under the 2003 Convention. 2 Closing Pandora’s Box 35 Heritage has acquired enormous economic value, notably as one of the mainstays of the vast tourism industry.

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