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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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Afghanistan20/02/1969
Algeria02/06/1964
Angola10/03/1998
Argentina12/06/1969
Australia23/06/1959
Austria26/03/1971
Azerbaijan24/01/2000
Bahamas23/05/1975
Bahrain12/03/1998
Bangladesh01/03/1979
Belarus17/01/1971
Belgium27/08/1963
Benin27/01/1962
Bosnia and Herzegovina03/03/1995
Brazil16/06/1964
Bulgaria14/12/1963
Cambodia12/12/1996
Cameroon02/09/1961
Canada18/04/1964
Cape Verde07/02/2002
Chile02/03/1979
China20/08/1975
Colombia15/08/1966
Congo19/01/1962
Costa Rica10/05/1984
Cote d'Ivoire22/02/1962
Croatia14/07/1993
Cuba30/08/1965
Cyprus23/07/1970
Czech Republic29/11/1994
Democratic People's Republic of Korea04/11/1980
Denmark03/05/1963
Dominican Republic25/02/1972
Ecuador01/12/1969
Egypt26/04/1956
El Salvador17/09/1956
Estonia16/03/1998
Fiji15/03/1972
Finland25/05/1977
France19/05/1959
Gabon15/02/1969
Germany27/10/1960
Ghana11/08/1997
Greece23/06/1965
Grenada15/08/1985
Guatemala28/07/1971
Guinea09/10/1990
Hungary04/10/1957
Iceland03/05/1963
India14/02/1973
Iran08/07/1975
Iraq28/06/1972
Ireland12/10/1959
Israel05/08/1964
Italy04/05/1963
Japan10/08/1967
Jordan15/11/1973
Kazakhstan30/08/2002
Kenya06/07/1999
Kuwait11/08/1975
Kyrgyzstan09/02/2000
Lao People's Democratic Republic09/05/1956
Latvia02/10/1998
Lebanon10/05/1978
Lesotho17/10/1975
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya16/05/1969
Liechtenstein03/01/1966
Lithuania21/11/1996
Luxembourg13/02/1957
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)01/09/1994
Madagascar27/08/1962
Malawi09/06/1971
Malaysia20/09/1974
Maldives13/10/1995
Mali30/12/1963
Mauritius17/10/1989
Mexico24/05/1957
Moldova20/03/1997
Monaco09/04/1979
Montenegro01/04/2008
Morocco17/11/1975
Nauru16/11/1970
Nepal12/02/1966
Netherlands21/09/1960
New Zealand16/03/1967
Niger08/03/1962
Nigeria01/07/1969
Norway03/05/1963
Oman04/08/1987
Pakistan16/01/1961
Panama12/11/1996
Papua New Guinea12/12/1975
Paraguay28/08/1969
Peru05/07/1988
Philippines30/11/1966
Poland23/04/1956
Portugal16/09/1963
Qatar22/12/1986
Republic of Korea13/07/1967
Romania03/12/1958
Russian Federation25/03/1957
Rwanda27/12/1990
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines03/12/2001
Samoa16/10/1972
Saudi Arabia27/01/1969
Senegal19/06/1964
Serbia18/07/2001
Seychelles24/06/1980
Singapore06/11/1967
Slovakia24/03/1995
Slovenia07/08/1998
Solomon Islands09/09/1981
South Africa18/09/1967
Spain06/12/1965
Sri Lanka21/02/1997
Sudan11/02/1975
Suriname19/10/2004
Swaziland20/07/1971
Sweden03/05/1963
Switzerland19/10/1962
Syrian Arab Republic03/06/1964
Togo02/07/1980
Tonga21/02/1977
Trinidad and Tobago10/05/1983
Tunisia15/11/1963
Turkey25/03/1978
Ukraine23/06/1960
United Arab Emirates18/10/1993
United Kingdom03/03/1967
United States of America15/09/2003
Uzbekistan27/02/1997
Vanuatu26/10/1981
Venezuela26/08/1960
Viet Nam11/10/1982
Yemen06/05/1982
Zambia25/03/1970
Zimbabwe27/10/1980
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YearRatifications
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