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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Uruguay signs up for Marrakesh Treaty

According to Marrakesh Notification No. 4: Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay [that's its real name -- there isn't a Western Republic], on 1 December 2014, deposited its instrument of ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty -- but it won't come into force till it reaches the required number of ratifications or accessions in accordance with Article 18 of that Treaty, ie three months after 20 eligible parties have signed up for it. Right now the number stands at four, but you can check here to see whether more have signed up since.

1 comment:

MFB said...

"the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay [that's its real name -- there isn't a Western Republic]"

The 'Western' republic would be Argentina. Once upon a time, while most of South America was still under the rule of the Spanish Crown, both countries were very closely linked. Long story short, Uruguay came to be called the Eastern Band and, afterwards, for many reasons, kept the geographical reference in the country's official name.