Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Montreal, Canada
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 21/06/1998


Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Air transport



What is it about?

This Convention calls on State Parties to take the necessary and effective measures to prohibit and prevent the manufacture and movement of unmarked explosives in their territories and to exercise strict control of the possession and transfer of such explosives. In addition, States Parties agree to mark plastic explosives with a chemical agent that can be detected by commercially available vapor or particle trace detectors and canines, enhancing their detectability.

Why is it relevant?

This instrument constitutes an attempt to secure uniformity of international law affecting the prevention of bombing of aircrafts.

Additional Information

This Convention establishes an International Explosive Technical Commission with the duty of evaluating technical developments relating to the manufacture, marking, and detection of explosives.


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