Cultural Charter for Africa

Date of TextAdopted on July 5, 1976 at Port Louis
Entry into force on September 19, 1990
Host Institution:Organization of African Unity (OAU)
MembersContracting Parties/Signatories
Subject MatterCopyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK)

IP provisions: Articles 24 and 25

Available Texts
Treaty Text

Cultural Charter for Africa (Authentic text) Cultural Charter for Africa (Authentic text), Complete document (pdf) [74 KB]


Charte Culturelle de l'Afrique (Texte authentique) Charte Culturelle de l'Afrique (Texte authentique), Complete document (pdf) [68 KB]