Policy Briefs

–Constantly updated–

The researchers involved in this project have written research and policy briefs. Each country team produced three briefs: a case study brief; a workshop/roundtable discussion brief; a legal brief. The briefs can be accessed here:


World Heritage and human rights: lessons from Australia

World Heritage and human rights in Australia: lessons from a practitioners’ Round Table


DRAFT Local Rights in World Heritage Sites: learning from Post-Earthquake State of Kathmandu Valley WHS


The Historic Town of Vigan: Preliminary Findings from the Case Study

World Heritage in Philippine Ancestral Domains: Negotiating Rights through Indigenous Heritage


Ethnic minority rights and World Heritage in Vietnam: the case of Phong Nha Ke Bang

Human Rights and World Heritage in Vietnam: Towards a national agenda

Preliminary result on world heritage and human rights in Vietnam: a legal review


The World Heritage Committee and human rights: observations and policy lessons from the 39th session (Bonn, 2015)

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

Caux call for Action and report from global science policy dialogue, January 2016

Rights-based approaches, Sustainable Development policy and World Heritage: challenges and opportunities, World Heritage Committee side-event summary

Scaling up rights in World Heritage World Conservation Congress summary 2016