The conceptual rooting of cultural real estate in the light of international conventions and Algerian legislation

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Dr. Larbes Samra


Every nation possesses a cultural heritage that reflects its civilization and history. Cultural properties hold significant importance for each people as a testament to their cultural legacy, representing their identity and the continuity of their past throughout various eras. This is commonly known as cultural heritage, encompassing both tangible aspects like artifacts, buildings, religious and historical sites, as well as intangible elements like customs, traditions, sciences, arts, and more, passed down from one generation to another. Numerous international conventions and comparative legislations have diligently worked towards safeguarding cultural heritage. Similarly, Algerian legislation, through Law No. 98/04 dated 15/06/1998, concerning the protection of cultural heritage, defines the various types of cultural properties. Among these, immovable cultural properties hold particular significance due to their unique legal ownership system, non-transferability, and their historical significance, cultural value, and specialized legal protection.

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