Cultural Heritage: Stones, siestas and the art of savoir-faire

Cultural heritage, encompassing elements like the Parthenon, the Spanish siesta, and French savoir-faire, plays a crucial role in societal development. It includes not only tangible artifacts and sites but also intangible aspects such as traditions, languages, and crafts. The concept of cultural heritage has evolved, now including practices like the Mediterranean Diet, recognized by UNESCO.

A recent article by Christina Avgousti, Associate at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, discusses legal frameworks such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Council of Europe’s Faro Convention, highlighting cultural heritage as a fundamental human right. Avgousti further explores the situation in Cyprus, noting that despite the establishment of a Ministry of Cultural Heritage, stronger measures are needed to protect and repurpose historic sites, ensuring their preservation for future generations.

You can view the full article on Lexology and Mondaq.

For any further information, please reach out to Christina Avgousti.