Berne Notification No. 192
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

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 People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, on January 19, 1998, 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 was accompanied by the declaration that the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 33(1) of the Convention and that the submission of any dispute to the International Court of Justice requires the consent of all parties to the dispute.

The Berne Convention as revised will enter into force, with respect to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, on April 19, 1998. On that date, the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

January 19, 1998