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17 Dec 2013    Reports/ Presentations
Burri, Mira


IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Report presented to the Intergovernmental Committee of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Seventh Ordinary Session, Paris, December 10-13, 2013, by Véronique Guèvremont, Ivan Bernier, Mira Burri, Marie Cornu, Lillian Richieri Hanania and Hélène Ruiz Fabri.

This report was drafted by six members of the International Network of Lawyers for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (RIJDEC) under the direction of Véronique Guèvremont (Professor, Faculty of Law and Institute for Advanced International Studies, Université Laval). While a lively exchange of views occurred at each step of the drafting of this report, the special contributions of certain individuals in the drafting of each chapter deserve mention: Lilian Richieri Hanania (Lawyer, Associate Researcher, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), the author of Chapter 1 on cooperation for development; Marie Cornu (Research Director, CNRS Paris), the author of Chapter 2 on national cultural policies; Mira Burri (Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, World Trade Institute), the author of Chapter 3 on aspects relating to education, the participation of civil society and sustainable development; Véronique Guèvremont and Hélène Ruiz Fabri (Professor, Sorbonne Law School, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Director, Joint Institute of Comparative Law of Paris), the authors of Chapter 4 devoted to relationships between international legal instruments. Ivan Bernier (Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, Université Laval) contributed to the overall drafting of the report and, particularly, to the wording of the recommendations accompanying each of the four chapters.
As part of the drafting process, a group of thirty-two African specialists selected in 2012 by the 2005 Convention Secretariat to participate in the capacity building programs of Cape Town (South Africa, October 2012) and Dakar (Senegal, November 2012) were consulted. The authors thank the four specialists who contributed more actively to the discussions: Jenny F. Mbaye (Senegal), Valérie Oka (Ivory Coast), Hans Ramduth (Mauritius), and Tojo Yharimanana (Madagascar). 

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS IN THE DIGITAL AGE