Ziad Jalbout

Lieutenant Colonel, Armed Forces

CCM 20-1

Developing a Handbook on Cultural Heritage Protection During Armed Conflicts in Lebanon for the Lebanese Armed Forces

Project timeline: 2/26/2020 - 10/20/2022

Utilizing his doctoral degree in archeology and long-time background with the military, Lt. Col. Ziad Jalbout proposed a project to raise awareness of protecting cultural heritage within the Lebanese Armed Forces. He wrote a handbook about the responsibility to protect cultural heritage and appropriate procedures for doing so. In partnership with UNESCO, the Lebanese Army’s Directorate of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights later published this handbook for use in training on cultural properties.