Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation

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: 26/01/1973

Category

Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Aircrafts and civil aviation

Groups

ICAO

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.

Additional Information

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.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Afghanistan26/09/1984
Albania21/10/1997
Algeria06/10/1995
Andorra22/05/2006
Angola12/03/1998
Antigua and Barbuda22/07/1985
Argentina26/11/1973
Armenia10/09/2002
Australia12/07/1973
Austria11/02/1974
Azerbaijan15/03/2000
Bahamas27/12/1984
Bahrain20/02/1984
Bangladesh28/06/1978
Barbados06/08/1976
Belarus31/01/1973
Belgium13/08/1976
Belize10/06/1998
Benin19/04/2004
Bhutan28/12/1988
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)18/07/1979
Bosnia and Herzegovina15/08/1994
Botswana28/12/1978
Brazil24/07/1972
Brunei Darussalam16/04/1986
Bulgaria28/03/1973
Burkina Faso19/10/1987
Burundi11/02/1999
Cambodia08/11/1996
Cameroon11/07/1973
Canada19/06/1972
Cape Verde20/10/1977
Central African Republic01/07/1991
Chad12/07/1972
Chile28/02/1974
China10/09/1980
Colombia04/12/1974
Comoros01/08/1991
Congo19/03/1987
Costa Rica21/09/1973
Cote d'Ivoire09/01/1973
Croatia08/06/1993
Cuba31/10/2001
Cyprus27/07/1973
Czech Republic14/11/1994
Democratic People's Republic of Korea13/08/1980
Democratic Republic of the Congo06/07/1977
Denmark17/01/1973
Djibouti24/11/1992
Dominica26/07/2005
Dominican Republic28/11/1973
Ecuador12/01/1977
Egypt20/05/1975
El Salvador25/09/1979
Equatorial Guinea02/01/1991
Estonia22/12/1993
Ethiopia26/03/1979
Fiji05/03/1973
Finland13/07/1973
France30/06/1976
Gabon29/06/1976
Gambia28/11/1978
Georgia20/04/1994
Germany03/02/1978
Ghana12/12/1973
Greece15/01/1974
Grenada10/08/1978
Guatemala19/10/1978
Guinea02/05/1984
Guinea-Bissau20/08/1976
Guyana21/12/1972
Haiti09/05/1984
Honduras13/04/1987
Hungary27/12/1972
Iceland29/06/1973
India12/12/1982
Indonesia27/08/1976
Iran10/07/1973
Iraq10/09/1974
Ireland12/10/1976
Israel30/06/1972
Italy19/02/1974
Jamaica15/09/1983
Japan12/06/1974
Jordan13/02/1973
Kazakhstan04/04/1995
Kenya11/01/1977
Kuwait23/11/1979
Kyrgyzstan25/02/2000
Lao People's Democratic Republic06/04/1989
Latvia13/04/1997
Lebanon23/12/1977
Lesotho27/07/1978
Liberia01/02/1982
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya19/02/1974
Liechtenstein23/02/2001
Lithuania04/12/1996
Luxembourg18/05/1982
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)04/01/1995
Madagascar18/11/1986
Malawi21/12/1972
Malaysia04/05/1985
Maldives01/09/1987
Mali24/08/1972
Malta14/06/1991
Marshall Islands31/05/1989
Mauritania01/11/1978
Mauritius25/04/1983
Mexico12/09/1974
Micronesia (Federated States of)19/03/2003
Moldova21/05/1997
Monaco03/06/1983
Mongolia14/09/1972
Montenegro20/12/2006
Morocco24/10/1975
Mozambique16/01/2003
Myanmar22/05/1996
Namibia04/11/2005
Nauru17/05/1984
Nepal11/01/1979
Netherlands27/08/1973
New Zealand12/02/1974
Nicaragua06/11/1973
Niger01/09/1972
Nigeria03/07/1972
Norway01/08/1973
Oman02/02/1977
Pakistan24/01/1974
Palau03/08/1995
Panama24/04/1972
Papua New Guinea15/12/1975
Paraguay05/03/1974
Peru28/04/1978
Philippines26/03/1973
Poland28/01/1975
Portugal15/01/1973
Qatar26/08/1981
Republic of Korea02/08/1973
Romania15/08/1975
Russian Federation19/02/1973
Rwanda03/11/1987
Saint Kitts and Nevis10/09/2008
Saint Lucia08/11/1983
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines29/11/1991
Samoa09/07/1998
Sao Tome and Principe08/05/2006
Saudi Arabia14/06/1974
Senegal03/02/1978
Serbia23/07/2001
Seychelles29/12/1978
Sierra Leone20/09/1979
Singapore12/04/1978
Slovakia06/03/1995
Slovenia27/05/1992
Solomon Islands13/04/1982
South Africa30/05/1972
Spain30/10/1972
Sri Lanka30/05/1978
Sudan18/01/1979
Suriname27/10/1978
Swaziland27/12/1999
Sweden10/07/1973
Switzerland17/01/1978
Syrian Arab Republic10/07/1980
Tajikistan29/02/1996
Thailand16/05/1978
Togo09/02/1979
Tonga21/02/1977
Trinidad and Tobago09/02/1972
Tunisia16/11/1981
Turkey23/12/1975
Turkmenistan25/05/1999
Uganda19/07/1982
Ukraine26/01/1973
United Arab Emirates10/04/1981
United Kingdom25/10/1973
United Republic of Tanzania09/08/1983
United States of America01/11/1972
Uruguay12/01/1977
Uzbekistan07/02/1994
Vanuatu06/11/1989
Venezuela21/11/1983
Viet Nam17/09/1979
Yemen29/09/1986
Zambia03/03/1987
Zimbabwe06/02/1989
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
197216
197327
197413
19756
19767
19778
197816
19799
19805
19813
19825
19836
19846
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19863
19876
19881
19894
19915
19922
19932
19944
19955
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