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How a view of the famed Acropolis has sparked a legal battle

Clip: 07/09/2019 | 7m 35s

Greece’s highest court is considering a case about Athenians’ visual access to the landmark Acropolis. Its decision could set a precedent about preserving historic skylines -- and potentially ban construction of high-rise buildings. The matter prompts a fundamental question: is an unimpeded view of sites on the UN's World Heritage List a human right? Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Aired: 07/09/19

Rating: NR

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