The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity: An Appraisal Five Years after Its Entry into Force

Burri, Mira (2013). The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity: An Appraisal Five Years after Its Entry into Force. International journal of cultural property, 20(4), pp. 357-380. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/S0940739113000209

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The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted in 2005 the first legally binding international instrument on culture. The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was agreed upon with an overwhelming majority and after the swiftest ratification process in the history of the UNESCO entered into force on 18 March 2007. Now, five years later and with some 125 Members committed to implementing the Convention, not only observers with a particular interest in the topic but also the broader public may be eager to know what has happened and in how far has the implementation progress advanced. This is the question that animates this paper and which it seeks to answer by giving a brief background to the UNESCO Convention, clarifying its legal and political status and impact, as well as by looking at the current implementation activities in the domestic and international contexts.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > Institute of European and International Economic Law
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Burri, Mira

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

ISSN:

0940-7391

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tihomira Burri

Date Deposited:

25 Aug 2014 15:57

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 09:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1017/S0940739113000209

Uncontrolled Keywords:

UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity, trade and culture, implementation, international regime complexity

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.51410

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/51410

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