Berne Notification No. 74
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Ratification by the Republic of Tunisia of the Paris Act (1971)

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the Paris Act (1971) of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Republic of Tunisia deposited on May 14, 1975, its instrument of ratification of the said Convention, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971.

This instrument of ratification contains the following declaration:

"The Convention has been ratified in accordance with the constitutional processes of Tunisia with the following reservation relating to Article 33(1): Any dispute may be brought before the International Court of Justice only with the consent of all the parties to the dispute." (Translation)

Furthermore, the Government of the Republic of Tunisia notified the Director General of WIPO that, pursuant to Article I of the Appendix to the Convention, it avails itself of the faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the said Appendix.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 28(2)(c) and (3), the Paris Act (1971) of the Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Tunisia, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on August 16, 1975.

May 16, 1975