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  • Law on Implementation of Decisions of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments

    The “Law on Implementation of Decisions of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments” mandates the protection and rehabilitation of properties designated as national monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It specifies that these monuments enjoy the highest degree of legal protection and outlines the responsibilities of various authorities to ensure their preservation. The law also details the approval process for conservation, renovation, or reconstruction of these monuments, emphasizing the importance of maintaining their original state to the extent possible. Additionally, it establishes the legal, scientific, technical, administrative, and financial measures necessary

    Rulebook on the Activities of the Commission as Regards International Cooperation

    The “Rulebook on the Activities of the Commission as Regards International Cooperation” outlines the procedures for the Commission to Preserve National Monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina to engage in international relations. It specifies the Commission’s roles in initiating and executing international agreements, participating in negotiations, and representing Bosnia and Herzegovina’s interests in international conventions related to national monuments. The document details the Commission’s involvement in various international cooperation efforts, including collaboration with INTERPOL, UNESCO inscription submissions, and fundraising for monument preservation. It mandates annual reporting to the Presidency of Bosnia

    Decision of BiH Presidency on Commission to Preserve National Monuments

    The document outlines the establishment and operational framework of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Formed under the General Framework Agreement for Peace, the Commission is tasked with ruling on applications to designate properties as national monuments based on cultural, historic, religious, or ethnic importance. It details the Commission’s structure, including the appointment of its members, headquarters in Sarajevo, and the ability to perform functions outside its main office. The Commission’s funding comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s budget, with additional financing methods. The document emphasizes the

    The General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Dayton Peace Agreement), Annex 8 – Agreement on the Commission to Preserve National Monuments

    The Dayton Peace Agreement’s Annex 8 establishes the Commission to Preserve National Monuments as a commitment to protect cultural and historical heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It reflects the importance of preserving national monuments not only as a means of honoring cultural identity but also as a fundamental aspect of post-conflict recovery and reconciliation. The agreement underscores the need for cooperation and respect for the heritage that embodies the history and identity of the region, aiming to ensure that such treasures are safeguarded for future generations. Through this annex, the

    Zakon o zaštiti kulturnih dobara (The Law on Protection of Cultural Heritage)

    The Law sets forth the regulations for identifying, categorising, protecting, and preserving cultural goods, including immovable, movable, and intangible cultural heritage. It emphasizes the significance of cultural goods as essential components of cultural heritage, valuable for their historical, artistic, scientific, archaeological, architectural, and other societal importances. The law outlines the responsibilities of owners and holders, establishing a comprehensive protection regime that includes preventative protection, determination of cultural value, categorization, and registration of cultural goods. It underscores the importance of safeguarding cultural diversity and facilitating access to cultural goods for educational,

    Zakon o zaštiti prirodnog i kulturno-istorijskog područja Kotora (Law on the Protection of the Natural and Cultural-Historical Area of Kotor)

    The Law sets forth measures for conserving and managing the Kotor region, recognised for its natural and cultural significance, including its UNESCO World Heritage status. It outlines the boundaries of the protected area, covering approximately 12,000 hectares of land and sea across several municipalities. The law emphasizes the public interest in preserving the area’s universal value, historical, urban, architectural, and landscape qualities. It establishes a management framework led by a council appointed by the Government of Montenegro, focusing on sustainable development, presentation, and scientific evaluation. The law integrates other relevant

    Zakon o ratifikaciji konvencije o zaštiti podvodne kulturne baštine (The Law on Ratification of the Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage)

    The document is a legislative act by Montenegro, related to the ratification of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. This law underscores Montenegro’s commitment to preserving underwater cultural heritage within its jurisdiction. It outlines the legal framework for identifying, protecting, and conserving underwater cultural sites, which include shipwrecks, ruins, and artifacts with archaeological, historical, or cultural significance located beneath the water’s surface. The ratification signifies Montenegro’s intention to cooperate internationally in safeguarding submerged heritage for future generations, promoting scientific research, and ensuring responsible public access

    Pravilnik o nacionalnim standardima za digitalizaciju bibliotečke gradje (Rulebook on National Standards for the Digitisation of Library Materials)

    The document outlines the national standards for digitising library materials in Montenegro. It specifies the basic digitization processes, including scanning, digital photography, conversion of microfilmed materials into digital form, metadata assignment, text recognition (OCR), and the creation of XML files for full-text collection searching. The selection criteria for digitization focus on cultural significance, scientific, artistic, and educational value, rarity, regional relevance, and copyright considerations. Technical prerequisites, required equipment, and software for digitisation, processing, and web presentation are detailed. The document emphasizes the importance of maintaining digital material authenticity, ensuring stable

    Zakon o kulturnom nasledju Republike Srbije (Law on Cultural Heritage)

    The Law outlines the framework for the protection and conservation of cultural heritage within Serbia. It categorizes cultural heritage into material and immaterial assets, establishing the legal basis for their preservation, management, and accessibility. The law emphasizes the importance of identifying, documenting, and evaluating cultural heritage to ensure its protection and to foster public awareness and appreciation. It also details the roles of institutions responsible for cultural heritage and the processes for declaring and protecting cultural assets, including the involvement of public participation in the conservation efforts. This comprehensive legislation

    Zakon o kulturnim dobrima Republike Srbije (Law on Cultural Property)

    The document establishes the legal framework for the protection and utilization of cultural goods in Serbia. It defines cultural goods as objects and creations of material and spiritual culture of general interest, which enjoy special protection under this law. These goods are categorized based on their physical, artistic, cultural, and historical properties into movable and immovable cultural goods, and further classified based on their significance into cultural goods, cultural goods of great importance, and cultural goods of exceptional importance. The law outlines the processes for identifying, protecting, and managing these

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