In today’s episode of The Law Down Under Podcast, we interview Dr Lucas Lixinski, a Professor at the Faculty of Law and Justice at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Lucas is a highly qualified international law expert, focusing his work on international cultural heritage law and international human rights law. In this episode, we discuss the role of cultural heritage law in protecting cultural identity in times of transition. We discuss some international organisations which exist to protect and promote cultural heritage. Lucas has recently published book “Legalised Identities” which comprehensively covers this area of law and contains several outtakes that are relevant to both the Australian and New Zealand contexts. We discuss the ANZAC corpses as heritage and events like the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior and the importance of underwater heritage. We end the podcast by discussing the idea of cultural heritage as pragmatism. This is must listen to episode for anyone interested in international cultural heritage law and its application here Down Under. I hope you enjoy this episode with Dr Lucas Lixinski.