The Chicago Convention

Authored by: Ludwig Weber

Routledge Handbook of Public Aviation Law

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138807730
eBook ISBN: 9781315297774
Adobe ISBN: 9781315297767


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The Convention on International Civil Aviation, signed on 7 December 1944 at Chicago, 1 1

UNTS Vol. 15, 295; ICAO Doc. 7300/9.

is the fundamental legal instrument governing rights and obligations of States with respect to international civil aviation. It provides the legal framework for international civil aviation activities of which numerous aspects are regulated in more detail by other multilateral and bilateral agreements. In its Part II, the Convention sets out the charter of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), 2 2

Arts. 43–66 of the Convention; L. Weber, International Civil Aviation Organization, 2nd ed. (Kluwer: Alphen aan den Rijn 2012) with further references.

which is the UN Specialized Agency for international civil aviation. 3 3

Agreement between the United Nations and the International Civil Aviation Organization, signed 13 May 1947, UNTS Vol. 8 (1947), 324; ICAO Doc. 7970.

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