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UN Convention for Protection of Cultural Property in Event of Armed Conflict

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL617, tabled on 18 June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet ratified the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict; and when they plan to do so.

Answered on

2 July 2015

The Government has made a commitment to bring forward legislation to ratify the Hague Convention and accede its two protocols at the first opportunity. Previous Governments were unable to find the necessary parliamentary time to do this earlier.