Need an expert? Would Trump's threat to destroy Iranian cultural treasures constitute a war crime?

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Bas-relief of Persepolis, Iran.

Bas-relief of Persepolis, Iran.

Persepolis, Yazd, etc.  Do President Trump's threats to deliberately destroy Iran's cultural treasures constitute a war crime? 

Is it our civic responsibility to protect cultural treasures in wartime?

What measures have been taken in the past to preserve a country's cultural heritage in wartime?

Costanza Musu
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
c.musu@uottawa.ca
(613) 562-5800 x4662

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