PROCLAMATION NO. 1181/2020 A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE
MARRAKESH TREATY TO FACILITATE ACCESS TO PUBLISHED WORKS FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND, VIRTUALLY IMPAIRED, AND PRINT DISABLED
WHEREAS, the Marrakesh treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired, and print disabled was adopted in Marekesh on 27 July 2013;
WHEREAS, the Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia signed the Marrakesh Treaty on 28 June 2013;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples' Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on the 13th day of February , 2020;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 Sub-Articles (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:
This Proclamation may be cited as the “ Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled Ratification Proclamation No· 1181/2020“
2. Ratification of the Agreement
The Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabledhas been signed in Marekesh on 28th June 2013 is hereby ratified.
3. Implementing Organ
The Ministry of Education and the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia are given the responsibility to cooperate with other relevant organs to implement and follow-up this Convention.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall come into force up on publication in the Federal Negarit Gazette.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 13th day of March , 2020·
SAHLE-WORK ZEWDE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA