The Protocol to Amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Acts Committed on Board Aircraft: A Missed Opportunity or a Sufficient Modernization?

42 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2016 Last revised: 8 Mar 2016

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Jennifer Urban

University of Mississippi, School of Law, Students

Date Written: January 10, 2016

Abstract

The Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraftwas established to deal with the legalities of unruly passengers. Due to the modernization of the aviation industry and the increasing number of offences, the original Convention needed to be updated. This paper addresses the rationale behind the need to amend the Convention, the views from those States and entities represented at the 2014 International Conference on Air Law in Montreal, the amendments that made it into the Protocol, and the question of whether the amendments went far enough.

Keywords: Tokyo Convention, Aviation Law, International Law, aircraft, unruly passengers, terrorism

JEL Classification: D23, D60, D74, D78, D81, E39, F00, F01, F20, F23, F42, H56, J28, K00, K10, K14, K20, K29, K33, K39

Suggested Citation

Urban, Jennifer, The Protocol to Amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Acts Committed on Board Aircraft: A Missed Opportunity or a Sufficient Modernization? (January 10, 2016). 49 Indiana Law Review, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2713432 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2713432

Jennifer Urban (Contact Author)

University of Mississippi, School of Law, Students ( email )

MS 38677
United States

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