International Master in Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response at the IIHL

International Master in Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response at the IIHL

On 18th and 19th May 2022, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law聽hosted the students of the聽Master in Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response, organized by聽the InterdepartmentalUniversity School for Strategic Sciences(SUISS)聽of theUniversity of Turin, in collaboration with theItalian Army Education and Training Command and School of Applied Military Studies, the聽Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, the聽Conservation and Restoration Centre 鈥淟a Venaria Reale鈥,聽and the聽International Institute of Humanitarian Law.

After a welcome address delivered by the Secretary-General of the Institute Ms Stefania Baldini, the Keynote Speech by Prof. Fausto Pocar, IIHL Honorary President, opened the study visit by discussing 鈥淐ultural Property and Military Necessity: the case of the Mostar Bridge鈥. 聽

Following an interactive session chaired by Colonel Mark Dakers, Director of the military Department of the Sanremo Institute, on 鈥淨&A on the challenges of IHL application鈥, the representatives of the organizing institutions took the floor to greet the participants. Institutional greetings were delivered by Col. Michele Strippoli,聽Head of Training Office at the Italian Army Education and Training Command and School of Applied Military Studies,聽Maj. Claudio Sanz貌,聽Commander of 聽Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Lombardy and Prof. Edoardo Greppi, President of the IIHL and Director of the Master.聽

The two-day event was chaired by Professor Giovanna Segre of the University of Turin, Deputy-Director of the Master and Prof. Alessio Re,聽Secretary-General of the聽Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture.

On this occasion, the partnership between the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the Master in Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response聽once again聽proved the strong interest of the organizing institutions in promoting the protection of cultural heritage (CPP), consolidating the students’ ability to enhance the role of culture in addressing social reconciliation and economic recovery in areas affected by armed conflict and other crisis.

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