Effectiveness of the 2010 Beijing Convention and Protocol in Addressing Aviation Security Threats

Maleta, Ramadhani Ally (2014) Effectiveness of the 2010 Beijing Convention and Protocol in Addressing Aviation Security Threats. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks in America and the occurrence of other new and emerging threats to civil aviation, the international community has been faced with the harsh reality in the field of aviation security, hence, several legal attempts were made to address such aviation threats. Consequently, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in its 37th Diplomatic Conference of 2010 held in Beijing, China, adopted two new international legal instruments namely; Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation (Beijing Convention of 2010) and Protocol Supplementary to the Convention for Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (Beijing Protocol of 2010). This study reviews the historical background to the development of international air law on aviation security and further assesses and analyzes in detail the provisions of the Beijing legal instruments in comparison with the previous treaties. Finally, the key question of whether or not the new Beijing Convention and the Protocol are adequate and effective in combating threats to aviation security is addressed through doctrinal research. In this regard, information was collected from various primary and secondary sources of law including books, articles, conventions, protocols, statutes and internets. Further information was gathered from various aviation stakeholders including aviation experts, security staff, lawyers, passengers, ground handlers, crews, regulators, airline and airport operators. From the information collected, the study comes up with conclusion, observations and recommendations which may be useful in addressing new and emerging threats to aviation security.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Constitutional and International law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:21
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:21
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/623

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