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PCP Forum - Journal for Protection of Cultural Property Issues

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The Federal Office for Civil Protection publishes its own journal entitled "PCP Forum", which provides cultural institutions and other relevant partners with information on Protection of Cultural Property issues.

PCP Forum 24/2015: Complete revision of the Swiss Protection of Cultural Property Act

Forum No. 24/2015

The Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, and the Federal Protection of Cultural Property Act (CPPA) of 1966 came about in the wake of, and in response to, the massive damage and destruction wrought by the Second World War. The world has changed since then and the main risks to the continued survival of cultural assets are disasters and emergencies. Switzerland therefore decided that the time had come to extend the scope of application, and the title, of its existing PCP law. Issue 24 of PCP Forum examines

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