More recently the Institute supported the drafting of the UNESCO Manual on the Protection of Cultural Property. The Manual, compiled by a team of internationally-renowned experts, serves as a practical guide to the implementation by military forces of the rules governing the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict.

It combines a military-focused account of the international legal obligations of states and individuals with suggestions as to best practice at the different levels of command during the conducting of military operations by land, sea or air. The Manual is available also in French.

UNESCO Manual on the Protection of Cultural Property (English)
UNESCO Manual on the Protection of Cultural Property (French)