Berne Notification No. 184
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the Republic of Indonesia

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, on June 5, 1997, of its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on September 28, 1979.

The said instrument of accession contains the following declaration:

"The Republic of Indonesia does not consider itself bound by the provision of Article 33(1) of the Convention, which provides: 'Any dispute between two or more countries of the Union concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention, not settled by negotiation, may, by any one of the countries concerned, be brought before the International Court of Justice by application in conformity with the Statute of the Court, unless the countries concerned agree on some other method of settlement. The country bringing the dispute before the Court shall inform the International Bureau; the International Bureau shall bring the matter to the attention of the other countries of the Union.' The Republic of Indonesia takes the position that for any dispute to be referred to the International Court of Justice for its decision, the agreement of all the Parties to the dispute shall be necessary in each individual case."

The Berne Convention as revised will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Indonesia, on September 5, 1997. On that date, the Republic of Indonesia will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

June 5, 1997