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Universal Copyright Convention adopted at Geneva in 1952 and annexed Protocols 1, 2 and 3


Last Accessions and Ratifications

Accession by Albania

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, acting in his capacity as depositary, communicates the following information:
On 4 November 2003, Albania deposited with the Director-General its instruments of accession to the Universal Copyright Convention as revised at Paris on 24 July 1971 and annexed Protocols 1 and 2.
Article IX.3 of the 1971 Convention provides that "Accession to this Convention by a State not party to the 1952 Convention shall also constitute accession to that Convention". As Albania is not yet a party to the 1952 Convention, the aforesaid instrument constitutes Albania's accession to that Convention also.
In accordance with Article IX.1 of the 1952 Convention and Article IX.2 of the 1971 Convention, both Conventions will enter into force with respect to Albania three months after the deposit of this instrument of accession, that is to say on 4 February 2004.

Accession by Albania brings to 99 the total number of States that have deposited an International Instrument of ratification, acceptation or, of, accession, to the Universal Copyright Convention adopted at Geneva in 1952, up to 31 October 2006.

To consult the Review of States Parties to this Convention, click on "Read article" below.

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