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The Protection of Pacific Island Heritage Through the World Heritage Convention Regime

  • Stephanie Clair Price
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Part of the Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies book series (PSAPS)

Abstract

This chapter analyses the protection regime established by the World Heritage Convention in the Pacific context. It explains how the obligations imposed by the Convention and the structural elements it creates reflect the era in which the treaty was drafted. It discusses key features of the regime that influence the potential for the Convention to be effectively implemented in the Pacific. The chapter then explains how the World Heritage Committee’s approach to conservation has evolved, focusing on (1) the relationship between heritage protection and sustainable development, (2) the rights and roles of local communities, and (3) customary protection of heritage sites. This change in approach has made the Convention regime a better fit for the Pacific; however, significant challenges remain.

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  • Stephanie Clair Price
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  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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