Scope Of The Convention On The Protection And Promotion Of The Diversity Of Cultural Expressions

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über den Schutz und die Förderung der Vielfalt kultureller Ausdrucksformen

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27. Representing the Federal Chancellor with regard to the scope of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressive Forms

According to communications from the Director-General of UNESCO, the following instruments of ratification or ratification have been made Accession instruments to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressive Forms (BGBl. III n ° 34/2007, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III n ° 102/2009):

Date of deposit of the instruments of ratification. Certificate of Accession:

Equatorial Guinea

17 June 2010


15 February 2010


18 September 2009

Costa Rica

15 March 2011

Dominican Republic

24 September 2009


26 May 2011


14. December 2009


8 February 2010


31 August 2010


12. January 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo

28 September 2010

Republic of Korea

1 April 2010


18 February 2010


16 March 2010


9 October 2009


8 December 2011

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

25 September 2009


18 October 2011

Trinidad and Tobago

26 July 2010

Czech Republic

12 August 2010


10 March 2010

On the occasion of the deposit of the instrument of accession, the following declarations have been made by the following States:


The Republic of Azerbaijan declares, in accordance with Article 25 (4) of the Convention, that it does not recognise the settlement procedure as set out in Article 25 (3) of the Convention. The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it shall not implement the Convention in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia (the Nagorno Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the seven provinces surrounding this region) only then , if these territories are liberated from the occupation and the consequences of this occupation are completely eliminated (the schematic map of the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan is attached).

The occupying Power-the Republic of Armenia-bears full responsibility for the destruction of cultural activities, from the date of the occupation, to the liberation of these territories from the occupation and until the consequences of this occupation have been completely eliminated. Forms of expression in the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Australia states that it is of the opinion that the obligation laid down in Article 16 of the developed industrialised countries "shall facilitate the exchange of culture with developing countries by means of appropriate institutional and legal frameworks" Grant preferential treatment to artists and other cultural and cultural workers and to cultural goods and services from developing countries ", does not aim at the content or the interpretation of national laws, Rules, rules, or eligibility criteria for eligibility Immigration visas or -to influence the authorisations or the exercise of discretion in accordance with laws, regulations or administrative provisions or in relation to rules or criteria.

The Convention must be applied and interpreted in such a way as to safeguard the rights and obligations of Australia from other treaties to which it is a party, including the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organisation. This Convention does not affect Australia's ability to freely negotiate rights and obligations in other current or future treaty negotiations.