Cultural property
Timbuktu mosque
Timbuktu mosque

On the 17th August 2017 the International Criminal Court ordered reparations against Mr Al Mahdi for the destruction of the UNESCO World Heritage site in Timbuktu in 2012, relying in part on our Human Rights Centre submission to the Court last year. This is the third reparations decision of the ICC and its first one on responding to harm caused to cultural property.

Our submission was written with REDRESS and our staff and students – Luke Moffett, Rachel Killean, Claire Smith, Christina Verdirame, Fiona McGrath, Daragh Fox, Rachel Marsland, and Leo Angelo Evasco.

The decision can be found at the International Criminal Court Website.

Dr Luke Moffett wrote a summary of the decision for the Conversation.

Arts & Humanities Research Council
Queens University Belfast