Edited by Hélène Ruiz Fabri and published in late July by Société de législation comparée (Paris, France), La convention de l'Unesco sur la protection et la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles premier bilan et défis juridiques provides an initial assessment of the UNESCO convention and the legal challenges it faces. The book's publisher describes the new work:
"The October, 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions has been in effect for three years—enough time for an initial assessment of its effects and some reflections on its future. This work stems in large part from a symposium of the same name held by UMR de droit comparé de Paris at the Sorbonne June 18 and 19, 2008. It examines the performance or potential performance of the Convention with a focus on the future in order to identify the most effective ways of meeting the objectives of the Convention, particularly with regards to helping developing countries. The link between culture and development is well known, as is the ever-evolving challenge of defining new cultural policies. This work strives to promote original thinking in new and inspiring ways by looking at competition law, international commercial law, intellectual property law, and the issue of subsidies."
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