Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

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Introduction
The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances was adopted by the Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances, which took place in Beijing from June 20 to 26, 2012, and will enter into force for its 30 contracting parties on April 28, 2020.The Treaty deals with the intellectual property rights of performers in audiovisual performances.

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List of Contracting Parties


Contracting Party

Signature

Instrument

In Force

  Algeria

  

  Accession: July 25, 2017

  April 28, 2020

  Belize

  

  Accession: November 9, 2018

  April 28, 2020

  Botswana

  October 4, 2012

  Ratification: November 20, 2013

  April 28, 2020

  Burkina Faso

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: July 31, 2017

  April 28, 2020

  Cambodia

  

  Accession: March 27, 2019

  April 28, 2020

  Chile

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: June 22, 2015

  April 28, 2020

  China

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: July 9, 2014

  April 28, 2020

  Cook Islands

  

  Accession: March 19, 2019

  April 28, 2020

  Democratic People's Republic of Korea

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: February 19, 2016

  April 28, 2020

  Dominican Republic

  

  Accession: June 5, 2018

  April 28, 2020

  El Salvador

  November 7, 2012

  Ratification: October 10, 2016

  April 28, 2020

  Gabon

  

  Accession: September 21, 2016

  April 28, 2020

  Indonesia

  December 18, 2012

  Ratification: January 28, 2020

  April 28, 2020

  Japan

  

  Accession: June 10, 2014

  April 28, 2020

  Kenya

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: November 15, 2019

  April 28, 2020

  Mali

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: October 23, 2018

  April 28, 2020

  Marshall Islands

  

  Accession: February 8, 2019

  April 28, 2020

  Nigeria

  

  Accession: October 4, 2017

  April 28, 2020

  Peru

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: September 27, 2018

  April 28, 2020

  Qatar

  June 24, 2013

  Ratification: July 3, 2015

  April 28, 2020

  Republic of Moldova

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: September 4, 2015

  April 28, 2020

  Russian Federation

  

  Accession: October 19, 2015

  April 28, 2020

  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  

  Accession: September 5, 2016

  April 28, 2020

  Samoa

  

  Accession: May 9, 2017

  April 28, 2020

  Slovakia

  

  Accession: May 22, 2014

  April 28, 2020

  Switzerland

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: February 11, 2020

  May 11, 2020

  Syrian Arab Republic

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: March 18, 2013

  April 28, 2020

  Trinidad and Tobago

  

  Accession: October 4, 2019

  April 28, 2020

  Tunisia

  June 26, 2012

  Ratification: July 21, 2016

  April 28, 2020

  United Arab Emirates

  

  Accession: October 15, 2014

  April 28, 2020

  Zimbabwe

  December 11, 2012

  Ratification: September 12, 2019

  April 28, 2020

  

Treaty and Acts
The Contracting Parties, Desiring to develop and maintain the protection of the rights of performers in their audiovisual performances in a manner as effective and uniform as possible, Recalling the importance of the Development Agenda recommendations, adopted in 2007 by the General Assembly of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which aim to ensure that development considerations form an integral part of the Organization's...
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Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances:
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