Distinctive marking of cultural property: rules and practices
Distinctive emblems are established by international treaties to facilitate the recognition of cultural property. Marking of cultural property with such emblems indicates the cultural value of these objects and their protected status under the law. Their effective use may deter crimes against cultural heritage and reduce the risk of unintentional damage, both in peacetime and in the event of armed conflict.
This brochure sheds light on the rules and practice of the use of distinctive emblems on cultural property, as well as on personnel engaged in their protection, as defined under international law.