Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation
- Type: Convention
- Date of signature: 23/09/1971
- Place of signature: Montreal, Canada
- Depositary: Governments of the United States, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom
- Date of entry into force: 26/01/1973
What is it about?
This instrument deals with technical measures to be taken for the protection of the security of international civil air transport. It covers compliance and enforcement issues, requiring the States to apply severe penalties against punishable offences and laying out guidelines for custody of suspects.
Why is it relevant?
This Convention harmonizes issues essential to the security of international civil air transport such as the definition of offences, the establishment of jurisdiction by the States Parties, and the connection of criminal proceedings amongst the State Parties.
This Convention applies only if the point of take-off or landing, actual or intended, is outside of the territory of the State where the aircraft is registered; or if the offence takes place outside of the State of Registration.