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Table 1 Cultural Heritage Conventions ratified or acceded by the GCC countries

From: New perspectives on World Heritage management in the GCC legislation

Cultural Heritage Conventions ratified or acceded by the GCC countries
Name of the Convention Country and year of ratification or accession
1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict with Regulations for the Execution of the Convention Kuwait, 1969
Saudi Arabia, 1971
Qatar, 1973
Oman, 1977
Bahrain, 2008
First Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict Kuwait, 1970
Saudi Arabia, 2007
Bahrain, 2008
Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict Qatar, 2000
Bahrain, 2008
Oman, 2011
1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property Saudi Arabia, 1976
Qatar, 1977
Oman, 1978
Bahrain, 2014
United Arab Emirates, 2017
1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Saudi Arabia, 1978
Oman, 1981
Qatar, 1984
Bahrain, 1991
United Arab Emirates, 2001
Kuwait, 2002
2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Bahrain, 2014
Saudi Arabia, 2015
Kuwait, 2017
2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Oman, 2005
United Arab Emirates, 2005
Saudi Arabia, 2008
Qatar, 2008
Bahrain, 2014
Kuwait, 2015
2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Kuwait, 2007
Oman, 2007
Qatar, 2009
United Arab Emirates, 2012