Archive for August, 2019

29/08/2019

unidentified lawyers, unnamed clients, unidentified court ruling, unspecified requests…

A law firm in Turkey, who have not identified their lawyer(s), nor their client(s), nor an alleged court ruling (mahkeme kararı), nor the quotations of publicly-accessible statements that are now the subject of the alleged court ruling, nor even one of the posts that contain those quotations (nor responded to my request for those pieces of information)… have requested that I edit (or, literally, delete) or remove two posts. I only know [then, only knew, the link to one post].

note on editing

4th September 2019

I have edited this post to remove names in relation to a case, simply so that it cannot be misused. Updates to that post and/or other posts will reveal developments in the case and the machinations around it.

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29/08/2019

Ukraine: resolution of the seminar on archaeology in occupied territories and in zones of armed conflict

At the seminar on archaeology in occupied territories and in zones of armed conflict, a Principal Researcher at the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the head of the Association of Archaeologists of Ukraine, Yakiv Gershkovych or Yakov Gershkovich (Яків Гершкович) presented the resolution of the seminar.

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28/08/2019

the need for archaeological research in the area of the refurbishment of the state border between Ukraine and Russia (‘Wall’ project)

At the seminar on archaeology in occupied territories and in zones of armed conflict, the Deputy Head of the Department of Culture, Nationalities and Religions of the Luhansk Oblast State Administration, Yu. V. Vybornov or Yu. V. Vibornov (Ю. В. Виборнов) explained the need for archaeological research in the area of the refurbishment of the state border between Ukraine and Russia (‘Wall’ project).

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27/08/2019

international law and ‘bloody antiquities’: new challenges and perspectives in light of Ukraine

At the seminar on archaeology in occupied territories and in zones of armed conflict, a Senior Researcher at the V. M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Alexander Malyshev or Oleksandr Malyshev (Олександр Малишев) considered international law and ‘bloody antiquities’: New challenges and perspectives.

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26/08/2019

Ukraine: Crimean archaeology in conditions of occupation

At the seminar on archaeology in occupied territories and in zones of armed conflict, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Vyacheslav Baranov (Вячеслав Баранов) considered Crimean archaeology in conditions of occupation.

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22/08/2019

in the line of fire: cultural heritage in hybrid warfare – occupation, destruction, trafficking, espionage and propaganda

At the seminar on archaeology in occupied territories and in zones of armed conflict, I (Сем Харді) explored cultural heritage in hybrid warfare – occupation, destruction, trafficking, espionage and propaganda.

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21/08/2019

the situation of archaeological heritage in the area of hostilities (Lugansk region [Ukraine])

At the seminar on archaeology in occupied territories and in zones of armed conflict, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Serhii Telizhenko or Sergey Telizhenko (Сергій Теліженко) revealed the situation of archaeological heritage in the area of hostilities (Lugansk region).

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20/08/2019

protection of cultural heritage in the territory of occupied Crimea: pursuit of international legal channels by Ukraine

At the seminar on archaeology in occupied territories and in zones of armed conflict, the former Director-General of Bakhchisaray State Historical-Cultural Reserve, current Project Coordinator of the Crimean Institute for Strategic Studies, Elmira Ablyalimova (Ельміра Аблялімова) discussed protection of cultural heritage in the territory of occupied Crimea [and] pursuit of international legal channels.

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19/08/2019

archaeology in occupied territories and in zones of armed conflict in Ukraine

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to participate in a public seminar on Archaeology in Occupied Territories and in Zones of Armed Conflict (Археологія на Окупованих Територіях та у Зонах Збройних Конфліктів), which was organised by the All-Ukrainian Association of Archaeologists (Спілка Археологів України) and the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Інститут археології НАН України).

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14/08/2019

note on Ukraine’s first ATO Museum

In the course of making notes for material from a seminar on Archaeology in Occupied Territories and in Zones of Armed Conflict, which will be posted next week and the week after, I found images in reports that depicted Ukraine’s first ATO Museum in Dnipro (in Ukrainian, Перший Музей АТО Дніпро; in Russian, Первый Музей АТО Днепр), the Museum of the Anti-Terrorist Operation against acts of destabilisation, invasion and occupation by Russia. It reminded me of formal and informal efforts to memorialise the Revolution of Dignity while it was still under way.

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