Practice Relating to Rule 40. Respect for Cultural Property
In 2009, in its sixth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, El Salvador stated:
191. The Inter-institutional Committee on International Humanitarian Law in El Salvador (CIDIH-ES) disseminates information in various sectors of the population on international humanitarian law and its application in armed conflicts …
192. These activities, which have helped to spread information on international humanitarian law, have focused on a culture of peace to prevent war and [encourage] respect for the application of international humanitarian norms in times of armed conflict; this includes the protection of cultural property.
She … emphasized, regarding the protection of cultural heritage objects … lost or damaged during conflict, that they need to be protected within new law since Law No. 11 of 2010 on Cultural Heritage does not regulate conservation in conflict situations. Conservation is only conducted in a state of peace. Therefore, it should be anticipated in the event of an undesirable situation.