Protecting Cultural Heritage

“We affirm the principle that without respect for the culture and religion of others, there can be no real peace''. 

- Tasoula Georgiou Hadjitofi. Cultural Activist and Founder WALK OF TRUTH NGO (The Hague, Nederlands)

Source: http://www.goldnews.com.cy/en/companies/tasoula-hadjitofi-recruits-students-to-protect-cultural-heritage

 

'Retrospectively, we would like to question, why did the Azerbaijani State decided to destroy this necropolis, which could have been a serious contender for the World Heritage List and which represented a high value site on a number of levels including the artistic, archaeological, memorial and, not least, the religious'' 

The excerpt from ''Accountability for Destruction of Cultural Heritage: The case of Jugha''
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cescr/docs/ngos/SAA_AzerbaijanWG49.pdf
 
 

Destroyed, violated cemeteries in occupied  Cyprus

Source: from Tasoula Georgiou Hadjitofi's presentation  ''Protecting Cultural Heritage'' at the International Conference CULTURAL  HERIITAGE SECURITY  /26 – 27 May 2014 , Zagreb and Krapina/. The conference was organised by Security (Zaštita) Magazine (Tectus Ltd. company) and Croatian Network of Urban Security Stakeholders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Apostles Monastery, the Armenian Monastery in Turkey. In 1915 the monastery was attacked and looted. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_cultural_heritage_in_Turkey

Destroyed churches in occupied Cyprus

Source: from Tasoula Georgiou Hadjitofi's presentation  ''Protecting Cultural Heritage'' at the International Conference CULTURAL  HERIITAGE SECURITY  /26 – 27 May 2014 , Zagreb and Krapina/. The conference was organised by Security (Zaštita) Magazine (Tectus Ltd. company) and Croatian Network of Urban Security Stakeholders.

Source: from Tasoula Georgiou Hadjitofi's presentation  ''Protecting Cultural Heritage'' at the International Conference CULTURAL  HERIITAGE SECURITY  /26 – 27 May 2014 , Zagreb and Krapina/. The conference was organised by Security (Zaštita) Magazine (Tectus Ltd. company) and Croatian Network of Urban Security Stakeholders (CNUSS).  http://www.zastita.info/UserFiles/file/zastita/SIGArt/SIGART%202014%20PREZENTACIJE/Tasoula%20Hadjitofi.pdf