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General Law on the Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Cultures

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Year of current version:2010
Date of entry into force of original text:March 14, 2003
Date of Text (Enacted):March 13, 2003
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Traditional Cultural Expressions
Notes:
New Law published in the Official Journal of the Federation on March 13, 2003 - Last amendments published DOF 06/18/2010

This law aims to regulate the recognition and protection of linguistic rights, individual and collective, of indigenous peoples and communities, as well as promoting the use and development of indigenous languages.

Indigenous languages are an integral part of national cultural and linguistic heritage. The plurality of Indian languages is a major expression of the multicultural composition of the Mexican nation.
Available Texts: 
Spanish

Ley General de Derechos Lingüísticos de los Pueblos Indígenas Ley General de Derechos Lingüísticos de los Pueblos Indígenas, Complete document (pdf) [84 KB] Ley General de Derechos Lingüísticos de los Pueblos Indígenas, Complete document (htm) [75 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX069

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