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    The UNESCO convention as a new incentive to protect cultural diversity

    Macmillan, Fiona (2008) The UNESCO convention as a new incentive to protect cultural diversity. In: van den Bossche, Peter and Schneider, Hildegard (eds.) Protection of Cultural Diversity from a European and International Perspective. Maastricht Series in Human Rights. Mortsel, Belgium: Intersentia Publishing, pp. 163-192. ISBN 978-90-5095-864-6.

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    The protection of cultural diversity has become an important issue on the agenda of many international organisations and fora. The G8, the Council of Europe, the European Union and UNESCO have all expressed the need for the protection of cultural diversity. In October 2005, 148 countries signed the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. This UNESCO Convention entered into force on 18 March 2007. With the adoption of this Convention, the international community has created a framework for protective measures dedicated to the diversity of cultural expressions against the influences of globalisation and free trade. The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, in cooperation with the Boekman Foundation, Amsterdam, organized an international conference on The Protection of Cultural Diversity from an International and European Perspective on 18 and 19 March 2007. The aim of the conference was to discuss, on the very date of the entry into force of the UNESCO Convention, the policy space for national policies for the protection of cultural diversity. This book contains contributions reflecting the discussions and conclusions reached at this conference. Book description from publisher website at:


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
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    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2009 10:43
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:48


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