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Right to Culture in the Mexican Constitution

17 october 2008

''The house of representatives of Mexico, approved for unanimity of 334 votes the reforms to the articles 4 and 73 of the Political Constitution of this country, in order to incorporate the right to the access to culture and its free exercise.

Also it was validated to add to the Constitutional article 73 the faculty of the Congress “ to legislate on the subject of copyright and other figures of the intellectual property”, according the President of the Commission of Culture, member of the house of representatives, Emilio Ulloa Pérez.

El dictamen precisa que México debe reconocer el respeto a los derechos culturales, así como la responsabilidad del Estado en promover y proteger su difusión y desarrollo. Se considera fundamental, añade, que se reconozcan los derechos culturales como garantías individuales; la participación de los sectores social y privado en las políticas culturales, así como el derecho al acceso a la cultura en los servicios que el Estado preste de manera armónica.''

The report adds that Mexico must recognize the respect of cultural rights, as well as the responsibility of the State in promoting and protecting their diffusion and development. This is considered to be fundamental, adds the report, to recognize cultural rights as individual guarantees; the participation of social and private sectors in cultural policies, as well as the right to the access to culture in the services that the State offers in a harmonic way. ''

Bulletin of the Latin-American Observatory of the Copyright
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