Intangible Cultural Heritage Law

Original Language Title: Nemateriālā kultūras mantojuma likums

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2016/204.1


The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: intangible cultural heritage law article 1. The terms used in the law, the law is applied in the following terms: 1) the community, group of people (within the meaning of this law, in certain cases also private individuals), with a common sense of identity and what one of the intangible cultural heritage and the common interest to keep it and put future generations; 2) the intangible cultural heritage: a part of Latvian heritage that reflects the traditions and culture of Latvia is inherited from generation to generation, the surrounding environment, with a specific interaction between history, nature and the creative work developed knowledge, skills, values and behaviour patterns, including the oral traditions and expressions, games, art, customs, rituals, festivities, knowledge of nature and the universe, traditional craft skills, as well as with the above related tools , objects, artifacts and kultūrtelp;
3) intangible cultural heritage elements, inherited from generation to generation, the surrounding environment, with a specific interaction between history, nature and the creative work developed the oral traditions and expressions, including language as intangible cultural heritage media, game art, customs, rituals, festivities, knowledge and habits associated with nature and the universe, traditional craft skills, as well as with the above linked instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural kultūrtelp, which possesses a , artistic, social, linguistic or scientific value and acknowledged by the community for their cultural heritage and is determined to save; 4) intangible cultural heritage – a set of measures aimed at safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, including the sustainability of the intangible cultural heritage elements detection (identification), documentation, research, development, protection, promotion, strengthening the value of the delivery, transfer, and also the practice of formal and informal education. 2. article. The purpose of the law the law aims to preserve and pass down to future generations of intangible cultural heritage as cultural specificity and diversity of resources that contribute to the understanding of values, creativity, development and quality of life. 3. article. The task of the law is the law create organisational systems that ensure the intangible cultural heritage to support targeted needs and circumstances, as well as encourage dialogue in society. 4. article. The national intangible cultural heritage list (1) the intangible cultural heritage, in particular strengthening its value, promotion of the visibility and public awareness, establishing a national intangible cultural heritage list (hereinafter referred to as the intangible cultural heritage list), which reflects cultural diversity, represents and promotes the human creativity, knowledge and skills. (2) intangible cultural heritage list include intangible cultural heritage elements, who ranks the national protected cultural heritage and for the inclusion of which is, as far as possible, the wide community support and participation. (3) intangible cultural heritage list of the intangible cultural heritage element with a name that describes the nature of which is clearly different from that of other intangible cultural heritage list of the intangible cultural heritage element names. (4) the intangible cultural heritage elements into the intangible cultural heritage list, you can sign up for any relevant intangible cultural heritage elements in maintaining interested person (for example, the community, non-governmental organization, a municipality, another person). The application shall be accompanied by the intangible cultural heritage items to ensure sustainability so far made and planned conservation measures. (5) the national cultural center, no less than annually announcing the submission of applications for intangible cultural heritage elements into the intangible cultural heritage list. Latvia's national cultural center shall assess the applications of intangible cultural heritage elements into the intangible cultural heritage list, and not less than annually intangible cultural heritage elements include intangible cultural heritage list. Intangible cultural heritage element of the intangible cultural heritage is included in the list based on intangible cultural heritage Council. (6) if the intangible cultural heritage element no longer meets the requirements of this article, the Latvian National Cultural Center you can turn from intangible cultural heritage list, based on intangible cultural heritage Council. 5. article. Latvia's intangible cultural heritage element of the application for inclusion in the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization's intangible cultural heritage lists (1) intangible cultural heritage elements according to the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the intangible cultural heritage can sign up for inclusion in the UNESCO humanity's intangible cultural heritage list, or the representative of the intangible cultural heritage, to ensure immediate retention, list (hereinafter referred to as the Convention). (2) intangible cultural heritage items can sign up for inclusion in the Convention, if it is included in the list of intangible cultural heritage list, according to article 4 of this law. (3) the community, non-governmental organization, municipality, or any other intangible cultural heritage item by the person interested in maintaining, as far as possible, a broad range of relevant Community support and participation may bring intangible cultural heritage elements for inclusion in the application list in the Convention. (4) the national cultural center in cooperation with the proponent that provides any information in its possession and knowledge, prepare application for intangible cultural heritage elements for inclusion in the list of the Convention under the UNESCO Convention on intangible cultural heritage. (5) application for intangible cultural heritage elements for inclusion in the list of the Convention shall submit to the Minister of culture on the basis of the intangible cultural heritage Council. 6. article. Song and dance holiday tradition in Latvia and its symbolism, the suits of kultūrtelp (1) song and dance celebration tradition and symbolism in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania is included in the UNESCO humanity's intangible cultural heritage list under the name of the representative in the Baltic Song and Dance Festival ". With the song and dance celebration tradition preservation and development in matters governed by this law, the song and dance of feast of the law and the UNESCO Convention on intangible cultural heritage. (2) Suits the kultūrtelp is included in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, which are to ensure the preservation of the emergency list. With the kultūrtelp Suite of conservation and development issues in the regulation of this law and the UNESCO Convention on intangible cultural heritage. (3) On the basis of this law, song and dance celebration tradition and symbolism in Latvia, as well as a Suite of kultūrtelp is included in intangible cultural heritage list. 7. article. Latvian folklore storage item (1) Latvian folklore storage item (item) is intangible cultural heritage with cultural and scientific value. It includes intangible cultural dokumentējum, manuscripts, documents, auditory and visual materials, as well as printed matter which since 1924 to centrally collect, maintain and make Latvian folklore repository. Latvian folklore storage is the Latvian University literature, folklore and Arts Department of the Institute. (2) Dinah closet is barons accumulate which Krišjānis Barons recorded them and Latvian folk songs to a more unique filing system it specially made and custom form. Dinah closet is part of Inventory. Daina wardrobe is included in the world heritage documentary dedicated to the UNESCO "memory of the world" international register. (3) the item is an indivisible State owned and hosted by the National Library of Latvia. Inventory maintenance, conservation, use and accessibility of the public to provide the Latvian University literature, folklore and Art Institute. (4) the item being in the National Library of Latvia, its maintenance, preservation and public accessibility provided from the State budget. 8. article. Community participation the intangible cultural heritage in

(1) the community takes care of its intangible cultural heritage sustainability assurance, including participating in public administration, local government, institutions also realised the legal, technical, organisational, administrative and financial measures, in particular: 1) intangible cultural heritage development planning documents and draft legislation; 2) for inclusion in the intangible cultural heritage list and the list of the Convention requires the preparation of applications; 3) intangible cultural heritage related educational program development and implementation. (2) the community has the right to use and transfer their intangible cultural heritage, in particular the right to: 1) to the intangible cultural heritage element name; 2) to refer to intangible cultural heritage elements and its name, if it is used in commercial and other activities; 3) for information on their intangible cultural heritage elements. (3) the community has the right not to accept the participation of another person (including the public administration, including local government, institutions) implemented in the intangible cultural heritage. 9. article. Intangible cultural heritage conservation planning and financing (1) To the public administration, local government, institutions also would be coordinated and available resources are used in a coordinated and targeted, the Cabinet of Ministers approves the intangible cultural heritage conservation and development plan (hereinafter plan). (2) the plan is a national medium-term development planning document that to seven years down the national intangible cultural heritage sustainability assurance, providing legal, administrative, organisational measures, as well as their financial security, including: 1) the intangible cultural heritage list element, in particular the Convention's list includes elements of sustainability to support; 2) the intangible cultural heritage (for identification) for the detection, documentation and research; 3) intangible cultural heritage, strengthening the value of the delivery, development and promotion; 4) with the intangible cultural heritage-related topics for inclusion in the formal and non-formal education programme, relevant content specialist and teacher training and community involvement in education program development and implementation; 5) other administrative, technical, organizational, legal, methodological and financial support to communities and other intangible cultural heritage of the participating institutions and individuals. (3) the Ministry of Culture supports the plan in cooperation with the intangible cultural heritage of the participating Government, municipalities, institutions and other stakeholders. (4) funding for the implementation of the plan provides for the annual State budget Act. (5) local governments in their development programmes shall specify the legal, technical, institutional, administrative and financial measures the intangible cultural heritage. 10. article. Person entitled to state capital fund support for legal and natural persons state capital fund in accordance with the procedure laid down in the law are eligible for financing cultural projects relating to: 1) the intangible cultural heritage list of the intangible cultural heritage element detection (identification), documentation, research, development, protection, promotion, value, performance, practice, and transfer; 2) intangible cultural heritage elements into the intangible cultural heritage list requires the preparation. 11. article. Intangible cultural heritage Board (1) the intangible cultural heritage, the Council is a consultative body whose aim is to promote the intangible cultural heritage of persons engaged in cooperation, and intangible cultural heritage issues competent evaluation. (2) intangible cultural heritage is for the Council to give an opinion to the Minister of culture and the national cultural centre on the applications of intangible cultural heritage elements into the intangible cultural heritage list and suggestions to sign up for intangible cultural heritage elements for inclusion in the lists of the Convention, as well as plan and legislative projects of intangible cultural heritage. Intangible cultural heritage Council is entitled to deliver opinions to other people in other intangible cultural heritage matters. (3) intangible cultural heritage Council is composed of: 1) five intangible cultural heritage specialists who shall be delegated to the Ministry of culture, the Ministry of education and science, the environment and regional development Ministry, Latvian National Commission for UNESCO and the local Union of Latvia; 2) four cultural Minister invited scientists or University academic staff representatives which the scientific or academic activity is related to intangible cultural heritage; 3) five cultural Minister invited representatives from non-governmental organizations whose operational objective related to the intangible cultural heritage, and which operate in Kurzeme, Latgale, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Riga (4) intangible cultural heritage and the composition of the Council by-laws approved by the Minister of culture. Intangible cultural heritage Council business continuity, succession, and the versatility of the third part of this article 1 and referred to in paragraph 2, the intangible cultural heritage the powers of the members of the Council approved for five years, while paragraph 3 of that intangible cultural heritage the powers of the members of the Council — for three years. (5) the intangible cultural heritage Council, run by the intangible cultural heritage, the President of the Council, which is elected from among the intangible cultural heritage and the members of the Council whose term of Office is three years. 12. article. Latvian National Cultural Centre (1) Latvian National Cultural Center's mission is to implement the national policy of intangible cultural heritage, in particular: 1) coordinate the development and implementation of the plan; 2) maintain and update the intangible cultural heritage list, including the appraisal of applications; 3) to ensure that, in accordance with the UNESCO Convention on intangible cultural heritage are examined proposals to sign up for intangible cultural heritage elements for inclusion in the lists of the Convention; 4) provide intangible cultural heritage list, and the profile material cultural heritage related information available to the public; 5) provide advisory and methodological support for intangible cultural heritage involved in the public administration, local government, institutions and also to other interested parties and to cooperate with them; 6) organisational and logistics to ensure the intangible cultural heritage Council. (2) the national centre of culture of Latvia is entitled to take legal, technical, institutional, administrative, methodological and financial measures the intangible cultural heritage, including popularizing the activities of individuals and investment in intangible cultural heritage in sustainability.
Transitional provisions 1.  The Ministry of culture creates the intangible cultural heritage the Council no later than 2017. on 28 February. 2. the national cultural center no later than 2017. the January 10 issue of submission of intangible cultural heritage elements into the intangible cultural heritage list, ensuring the application and evaluation of intangible cultural heritage elements into the intangible cultural heritage list, no later than 30 June 2018. 3. The Ministry of culture the intangible cultural heritage conservation and development plan shall be submitted to the Cabinet for approval, no later than 30 June 2018. The law will take effect in 2016, on 1 December. The Parliament adopted the law in 2016, on 29 September. The President r. vējonis 2016 Riga October 20