As a fundamental part of the World Heritage Project, its international team of legal experts explore key legislation and policy issues in both national and international law pertaining to human rights protection as well as sustainability. The aim is to analyze which legal implementation factors at different levels prevent or enhance the realization of cultural rights as human rights. Encouraging respect for and highlighting the importance of mankind’s cultural and natural heritage, means at the same time encouraging recognition for the rule of law and human rights at large. Thus, country teams (Nepal, the Philippines, Vietnam and Australia) under the coordination of the legal team head will examine legislative norms and their practical application in close cooperation with the other components of the research teams.

Alexander Morawa Professor of Law (Director of the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation and the Transnational Legal Studies Program, University of Lucerne)

Gabriel Zalazar MLaw (Research Assistant, University of Lucerne / Coach World Human Rights Moot Court)

International legal Review of human rights and World Heritage: tentative lessons?

Legal researchers for country studies:

Australia: Ben Boer

Nepal: Bipin Adhikari

Vietnam: Nguyen Linh Giang

Philippines: Kay Malong