We would like to know how your organization or government plans to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Please send us your plans, and anything else you would like to share, to: SGDC@mcc.gouv.qc.ca.
The International Network of Lawyers for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (Réseau international des juristes pour la diversité des expressions culturelles - RIJDEC) has announced its activities for 2015, including plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
The report is being produced with the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. The two sections will serve to spur debate and discussion respectively at the 5th ordinary session of the Conference of Parties (June 10–12, 2015) and the international symposium being organized by Mons, European Capital of Culture, to mark the Convention's 10th anniversary (end of October 2015).
Founded in October 2008 by Ivan Bernier, professor emeritus, Faculty of Law, Université Laval, and by Véronique Guèvrement, associate professor, Faculty of Law, Université Laval, RIJDEC has some 50 members in 21 different countries—legal experts, practitioners, and academia involved and/or interested in Convention implementation.
To learn more, see the RIJDEC website.
To learn more about the symposium, consult the schedule on the Coalition for Cultural Diversity website.