Deciphering the 'Right to Read' under International Human Rights Law: A Normative Framework for Equal Access

48 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2019

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Lida Ayoubi

Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Law School

Date Written: May 18, 2019

Abstract

While much has been written about the Marrakesh Treaty, its legal standing, and its content, a detailed analysis of the human rights principles that it encompasses is not available. Furthermore, even though the Marrakesh Treaty was adopted nearly five years ago, the pace of its ratification remains low. Therefore, this paper analyzes the normative and legal foundations for the validity of the claim that lack of satisfactory access to copyrighted material is discriminatory and a violation of the visually impaired persons’ human rights. This analysis highlights the need for the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty as a key step towards provision and facilitation of better access to copyrighted works for the print-disabled.

Keywords: Marrakesh Treaty, Copyright, Right to Read, Copyright Exceptions

Suggested Citation

Ayoubi, Lida, Deciphering the 'Right to Read' under International Human Rights Law: A Normative Framework for Equal Access (May 18, 2019). Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3390344

Lida Ayoubi (Contact Author)

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