Other international legal instruments
Specific chapters of The Postal History of ICAO deal with the Chicago Convention, the Warsaw System on air carriers liability, and the Rome Convention and its modernization, as these legal instruments saw major and progressive developments over the years.
During ICAO’s lifetime, the Legal Committee has been very active and prepared many international instruments, most of which were adopted by diplomatic conferences. The following provides a partial record of conventions (with their date of adoption) which were not listed in the prior chapters:
1. The Convention on the International Recognition of Rights in Aircraft (Geneva, 19 June 1948).
2. The Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft (Tokyo, 14 September 1963).
3. The Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (The Hague, 16 December 1970).
4. The Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation (Montreal, 23 September 1971).
5. The Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation done at Montreal on 23 September 1971 (Montreal, 24 February 1988).
6. The Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection (Montreal, 1 March 1991).
7. The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment (Cape Town, 16 November 2001).
8. The Diplomatic Conference on Aviation Security held from 30 August to 10 September 2010 at Beijing adopted two international air law instruments for the suppression of unlawful acts relating to civil aviation: the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation (prevailing over the above-mentioned Convention of 23 September 1971 and the Protocol of 24 February 1988) and the Protocol Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (supplementing the above-mentioned Convention signed at The Hague on 16 December 1970), both done on 10 September 2010.
Montreal, CANADA – 12 February to 1 March 1991
Diplomatic Conference on International Air Law which adopted
the Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection