Heritage: Britain 'fails to protect treasures'
Charlie Cooper is Health Correspondent for The Independent, i, and The Independent on Sunday, writing on the NHS, medical advances, and international health. Since joining the papers as an editorial assistant, he has been nominated for young journalist of the year at both the Press Awards and the British Journalism Awards.
Friday 30 March 2012
Conservationists and archaeologists have urged the Government to sign The Hague convention on the protection of historical artefacts at times of war.
In a letter to The Independent, the Council for British Archaeology, the British Academy, the National Trust and others say the Government has failed to honour a pledge to ratify the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
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