Наука. Общество. Оборона
2019. Т. 7. № 4
Science. Society. Defense
2019. Vol. 7. № 4
UDC: 93/94; 341.1/8,3
Submitted: March 21, 2019
Published online: May 27, 2019
For citation: Soklakov A. Y. International Humanitarian Law: From the History of the Legal Regulation of the Status of Military Graves Outside the Fatherland. Nauka. Obshchestvo. Oborona = Science. Society. Defense. Moscow. T. 7. No. 4. 2019. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.24411/2311-1763-2019-10208.
Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest related to this article has been reported.
International Humanitarian Law:
From the History of the Legal Regulation
of the Status of Military Graves Outside the Fatherland
A. Yu. Soklakov1
1 Moscow Higher All-Arms Command School, Moscow, Russian Federation,
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3194-3637, е-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction. The article discusses the long process of evolution of the international legal regulation of the procedure for the burial and saving of military burials and cemeteries. The author has paid some attention to the history of the signing by the Soviet Union of the Geneva Conventions and Protocols, as well as the development of interstate relations of the USSR with a number of Central and Eastern European countries on the subject matter.
Methods. The author states that as a result of the Helsinki process, historical and cultural considerations have become an important component of the process of ensuring the safety of tombstones, monuments and memorials of the Second World War period. The article gives an example of the influence of the “parade of sovereignties” of the republics of the USSR on bilateral agreements in the care of military graves and monuments. Particular attention is paid to the desire of certain forces to get rid of Soviet military memorials and necropolises.
Conclusion. It raises the question of the need for action on the inclusion of memorial sites and graves of the Great Patriotic War during the UNESCO World Heritage List and the List of burial sites located abroad that have historical and memorial significance for the Russian Federation.
military necropolis, international humanitarian law, anti-fascism,
war graves, UNESCO World Heritage, military memorial work,
Helsinki process, Geneva Conventions
Information about the author
Alexander Yu. Soklakov, Cand. Sci. (History), Assoc. Prof., Head of the Department of Humanities and Socio-Economic Disciplines, Moscow Higher All-Arms Command School, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Alexander Yu. Soklakov, e-mail: email@example.com.