UDC 502.131.1:930.85(497.11)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 65 (2014)
Vol. 65, No 1155-1156, pp. 178-188
DOI:

Review paper
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

CULTURAL HERITAGE IN INTERNATIONAL TREATIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

Todić Dr Dragoljub (Dr Dragoljub Todić, naučni savetnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), dtodic@ymail.com

The paper analyses the regulations of the most significant environmental legislation related to the cultural heritage. There have been especially emphasized international agreements in the environmental field in which Republic of serbia has a membership status and which are of importance for the protection of cultural heritage. The second part of the paper is based on the overview of the national legislation in the field of the environment that has provisions on the cultural heritage protection. In that light, it is possible to, in a relatively clear manner, identify parts of the regulations in the field of the environment that in various ways correspond to the certain aspects of the cultural heritage protection. The broader sense of the relevance of the regulations in the environmental field that is indirectly important for the protection of the cultural heritage is also pointed out. In the separate part of the paper, there has been given an overview of the most significant regulations in the field of cultural heritage. The analysis of the state of the national legislation is put in the context of the harmonization with the appropriate EU regulations in the environmental field and cultural heritage. The basic thesis which is proved in the paper is that the cultural heritage protection is a part of the regulation system of the environmental field in a broader sense, but that building stronger ties between instruments of the cultural heritage protection and environmental protection demands further improvements of the system of norms in the environmental and cultural heritage fields.

Keywords: cultural heritage, environment, international treaties, national regulations, Serbia, EU