given Crimea has been annexed by Russia?
Does anyone know what the World Heritage Convention says about situations such as that which now applies to the Tauric Cherchonese site (Situated in Crimea, Inscribed by Ukraine but now under the control of Russia)? Does UNESCO/ the WHC stick rigidly to the de jure status of the site - where of course Ukraine can actually do nothing or is it prepared, on the basis that its prime responsibility is to the preservation of the site, to deal with Russia on a de facto basis
a. Would the WHC be prepared to accept a "Periodic Report" from Russia
b. If it had concerns about the condition of the site would it be prepared to deal with Russia on the practicalities of arranging a "Mission"
c. Does it merely hold Russia responsible as the "controlling power" as well, of course, as being a signatory of the Convention
d. Does the site remain in limbo in reporting terms until such time as the status of Crimea is settled de jure (likely i suspect to be many, many years away!!)