Law Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Journal

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law & Policy

Volume

2

First Page

287

Last Page

311

Abstract

The relatively swift negotiation and implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CCD) invites us to consider what came before it and what may follow. This article reviews experience with the creation of cultural “shelf space” under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through the use of a cultural “exception” and how this experience served as an important impetus for Canadian leadership in the negotiation and conclusion of the CCD. The article goes on to consider the CCD’s potential impact as custom and process in the creation of cultural “shelf space” internationally.

Notes

This is the author approved version of an article that appears in Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy.

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