Opinion Pieces

 In a new venture, we will be publishing a series of opinion pieces, giving views on the latest news from the heritage world.

Rescue says: Our World Heritage Sites need more protection!

The 41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee met in Krakow, 2– 12th July 2017. Deliberations included receipt of reports and making decisions on World Heritage Sites (WHSs) and the designation of new Sites.  For reports and decisions, including advice to States Party, see: whc.unesco.org/archive/2017/whc17-41com-18-en.pdf. The newly-designated English Lake District, a National Park, is safeguarded under UK legislation unlike many of our WHSs.  The reports and decisions of the Committee concerning five of the 27 other WHSs in the British Isles are therefore deeply worrying. Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, under threat of high-rise development on the waterfront, is retained on …