Auteur : Lily MARTINET

« Traditional cultural expressions in international law », Lily Martinet’s thesis defence

On June 17, Lily Martinet defended her thesis on « Traditional cultural expressions in international law ». Thesis summary: At the beginning of the 21st century, the use of the term “traditional cultural expression” spread among several international forums. Although they have never been legally defined, traditional cultural expressions are mentioned by two instruments originating within the United Nations system: the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007). This thesis presents how this notion emerged and evolved in international law. It also identifies...