PATH - Peacebuilding Assessment Tool for Heritage Recovery and Rehabilitation

Aparna Tandon, Elly Harrowell, Elke Selter

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


    PATH - Peacebuilding Assessment Tool for Heritage Recovery and Rehabilitation provides vital insights into the cultural drivers of a conflict that have the potential to prolong it or make it reoccur due to unresolved grievances.

    Recognized as violations of human rights and war crimes, the denial of access to heritage or its looting and deliberate destruction during conflicts have led to the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution, 2347 denouncing such acts, and extending protection to at risk cultural heritage in war zones.

    Despite such advances, there is only a superficial understanding of why cultural heritage gets targeted during violent conflicts, and what potential role its safeguard or recovery could play in building lasting peace.

    PATH addresses this gap. The guiding questions and exercises in the Tool are intended to help heritage practitioners, peacebuilders and supporting organizations to take key decisions on which heritage gets preserved or rebuilt, where, when and by whom. Such decisions are key to maintaining peace and addressing the root causes of a conflict.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRome
    Commissioning bodyInternational Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
    Number of pages157
    ISBN (Electronic)978-92-9077-303-0
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2021


    • Peace building
    • Heritage
    • Conflict and reconstruction


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