Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite

Summary

  ratified
  signed, but not yet ratified

The Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite was opened for signature on 21 May 1974[1] in Brussels and entered into force on 25 August 1979.[2] It is overseen by the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

Provisions

Convention provides for the obligation of each Contracting State to take adequate measures to prevent the unauthorized distribution on or from its territory of any programme-carrying signal transmitted by satellite.[3]

Membership

As of 2014, the convention has been ratified by 37 states; there are 10 other states that have signed it but have not yet ratified it.[4]

List of parties

Participant Signature Ratification Accession Succession
 Argentina Mar 26, 1975
 Armenia Sep 13, 1993
 Australia Jul 26, 1990
 Austria Mar 26, 1975 May 6, 1982
 Bahrain Feb 1, 2007
 Belgium May 21, 1974
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Jan 12, 1994
 Brazil May 21, 1974
 Chile Mar 8, 2011
 Colombia Dec 20, 2013
 Costa Rica Mar 25, 1999
 Côte d'Ivoire May 21, 1974
 Croatia Jul 26, 1993
 Cyprus May 21, 1974
 El Salvador Apr 22, 2008
 France Mar 27, 1975
 Germany May 21, 1974 May 25, 1979
 Greece Jul 22, 1991
 Honduras Jan 7, 2008
 Israel May 21, 1974
 Italy May 21, 1974 Apr 7, 1981
 Jamaica Oct 12, 1999
 Kenya May 21, 1974 Jan 6, 1976
 Lebanon May 21, 1974
 Mexico May 21, 1974 Mar 18, 1976
 Montenegro Oct 23, 2006
 Morocco May 21, 1974 Mar 31, 1983
 Nicaragua Dec 1, 1975
 Oman Dec 18, 2007
 Panama Jun 25, 1985
 Peru May 7, 1985
 Portugal Dec 11, 1995
 South Korea Dec 19, 2011
 Republic of Moldova Jul 28, 2008
 Russian Federation Oct 20, 1988
 Rwanda Apr 25, 2001
 Senegal May 21, 1974
 Serbia Mar 12, 2001
 Singapore Jan 27, 2005
 Slovenia Nov 3, 1992
 Spain May 21, 1974
  Switzerland May 21, 1974 Jun 24, 1993
 Republic of Macedonia Sep 2, 1997
 Togo Mar 10, 2003
 Trinidad and Tobago Aug 1, 1996
 United States of America May 21, 1974 Dec 7, 1984
 Viet Nam Oct 12, 2005

See also

References

  1. ^ "Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite". www.wipo.int. World Intellectual Property Organization.
  2. ^ "Convention relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite 1974". portal.unesco.org. UNESCO.
  3. ^ "Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite". www.wipo.int. World Intellectual Property Organization.
  4. ^ "Convention relating to the distribution of programme-carrying signals transmitted by satellite". United Nations Treaty Collection.