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Codificarea legislației patrimoniului cultural și implicațiile ei juridice și sociale
Codification of Cultural Heritage Legislation and Its Legal and Social Implications

Author(s): Sorin Ivan
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: cultural heritage; legal protection; code; legislative unification; social responsibility;
Summary/Abstract: The legal protection of cultural heritage is a topical issue for the Romanian political and legal world. The importance of the cultural heritage in the individual’s and nation’s life, on the one hand, the risks and threats addressed to it, on the other hand, have brought to the fore the need to strengthen and modernize the legal framework for its protection. A solution in this direction, within the framework of European developments, is the implementation of the Cultural Heritage Code. The idea has been objectified so far in the Preliminary Theses of the Cultural Heritage Code (2016). Codification of cultural heritage legislation is a necessary measure, which ensures the integration of the existing legislation in a unitary vision and in a modern, flexible and efficient legal framework. Such a legal instrument contributes to eliminating regulatory dysfunctions, overcoming the legislative vacuum or over-regulation, to conceptual unification, coherence of approach and harmonization of rules. At social level, it creates a favourable framework for raising awareness about the importance of protecting, preserving and developing cultural heritage, for increasing responsibility and involving citizens in the process of protection and conservation, for the implementation of programmes and projects in the field. Synergistically, a necessary and priority measure is the development of education for heritage, with an emphasis on the importance of cultural heritage, its protection, conservation and transmission to future generations.

  • Page Range: 200-205
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Romanian