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Session_15_Forrest.mp4
The legal framework for the protection of the underwater cultural heritage has gained momentum throughout the Asia-Pacific with a number of States turning their attention to this issue. For some this is due to concerns raised though specific…

With 18,000 km of coastline and plentiful streams and rivers, China has an extensive underwater cultural heritage (UCH), which preserves Chinese history and maritime civilization under the ocean as a kind of “time capsule”. After 20-years of…

In 2001 the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development passed a bill in the Parliament of Sri Lanka entitled the “Long–Term Management of Maritime Wrecks and Underwater Cultural Heritage of Sri Lanka”.. A committee, known as the…

Since its colonial founding in 1841 Hong Kong has been a vibrant centre for international trade and commerce. Its strategic location at the head of the Pearl River made it a perfect location for maritime trade. Before this the waters surrounding Hong…

A strategy for promoting the adoption of the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, is the adoption of a Model Law; one that also promotes uniformity, consistency and ease of use. This, however, is a challenge in the…
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