Article 8: Measures to Protect Cultural Expressions

  • Lilian Richieri Hanania
  • Hélène Ruiz Fabri


Article 8 reaffirms and legitimates the right of the Parties to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions to adopt measures intended to protect and preserve cultural expressions at risk of extinction, under serious threat or in need of urgent safeguarding on their territories. It concerns special situations of cultural expressions “threatened by the possibility of extinction or serious impairment” (Preamble). In addition, Article 8 obliges the Parties to report all measures adopted for the protection of such expressions to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions created by Article 23 of the Convention and authorized to make recommendations.


Special Situation International Cooperation Natural Heritage State Party Cultural Expression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lilian Richieri Hanania
    • 1
  • Hélène Ruiz Fabri
    • 2
  1. 1.French Ministry of Foreign and European AffairsParisFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, ParisParisFrance

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