Protocol to amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to International Carriage by Air

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General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: The Hague, The Netherlands
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 01/08/1963

Category

Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Air transport

Groups

ICAO

What is it about?

This instrument modifies in many essential aspects the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air (Warsaw, 12/10/1929), also known as the Warsaw Convention. These modifications regard: definition of terminology; scope of the Convention (it excludes carriage of mail and postal package); documentation requirements; carriage of passenger, baggage, and cargo; and liability.

Why is it relevant?

Pending adherence to the Montreal Convention (28 May 1999), this instrument provides important interim modernization to the rules relating to international carriage by air. This development concerns important sectors such as the cargo industry, where the Protocol clarifies the rules related to cargo documentation requirements, facilitating and consequently fostering the efficient movement of air cargo amongst the State Parties. Moreover, it doubles the Warsaw Convention passenger liability limit to approximately 20.000 USD.

Additional Information

Ratification of this instrument has the effect of adherence to the Warsaw Convention. The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (Montreal, 28/05/1999), also Known as Montreal Convention, prevails over the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air and its Protocols for States parties to both. Since the Montreal Convention is recent and it is still ratified by a limited number of countries, states that have not ratified the Warsaw Convention and its amendments may wish to consider ratifying them in conjunction with the Montreal Convention.

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